If you believe a medical professional’s negligence caused your amputation or loss of a limb, you may be able to hold them accountable for their actions or inaction, and an amputation or loss of limb lawyer with our firm can help. While amputation is necessary sometimes as it can mean the difference between life and death, there are many times that it can be preventable.
We entrust doctors to properly treat us. They owe all patients a standard of care, and when that is violated, you may want to take legal action as they have committed medical malpractice. You may be entitled to financial compensation for damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
Causes of Medical Malpractice That We Can Help You Sue for
The following are ways a doctor acted negligently, leading to a patient’s amputation or loss of a limb:
- A doctor failed to diagnose and treat an infection.
- A doctor operated on the wrong limb or damaged a limb.
- A doctor improperly treated a wound, and it led to an infection.
- A doctor encountered complications from surgery and did not adhere to the standard of care.
One of our lawyers can conduct an investigation into what caused your amputation or loss of a limb. We want to learn the facts from you and go from there.
It is possible that a doctor deviated from the standard of care you were owed. If this is the case, your lawyer can prove that your injury was a direct result of medical malpractice. We will handle the entirety of your case; you only have to focus on healing.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice Happened?
Patients can receive negative medical results, and it is not a case of medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice occurs when you have the following:
- A doctor-patient relationship: You were a patient of the doctor or medical professional who harmed you.
- A violation of the standard of care: The doctor or medical professional did not meet this standard of care. They neglected to take action that could have prevented further harm.
- Negligence caused injuries: Medical negligence that the doctor or medical professional committed caused your injuries.
- Quantifiable harm: Your damages from medical negligence are calculable, and you can receive compensation for your harm.
We will leave no stone unturned in proving you suffered from medical negligence and deserve financial compensation for this irreversible harm.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Litigate Your Case, If It Comes to That
A lawyer with our firm manages everything for you. Some of the services you will be provided with include:
Investigating the Malpractice That Occurred
We can identify the party responsible for your injury, look into the treatment you received, and gather evidence to build your case.
Evidence can include your medical records, pictures or videos of your injuries, documentation of your treatment from the hospital, and witness statements.
Handling Communication with All Parties Involved
We will be speaking with the doctor who harmed you and their representatives on your behalf.
Filing Your Claim and/or Lawsuit
We will take care of all the paperwork and file your insurance claim and/or medical malpractice lawsuit. We can also handle negotiations with the insurance company as well.
Litigating Your Case, If Necessary
If the insurance adjuster refuses to offer a fair settlement, then we will take the case to court and continue to fight for an adequate financial award.
Your lawyer will keep you updated, informed, and answer any questions you may have—all while working for a contingency fee. At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we will not charge you anything out of pocket for our help. Instead, we will not get paid unless and until you obtain compensation.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
The amount of compensation you receive depends on your case. Your lawyer will determine what damages you are entitled to and valuate them. In a medical malpractice case, you may be compensated for several damages, including:
Pain and Suffering
A patient injured due to medical malpractice will likely experience pain and suffering, which is non-economic damage. Your lawyer will calculate the amount of compensation you deserve for this turmoil.
Lost Wages/Diminished Earnings
If you have had to miss work due to your amputation or loss of a limb, you may be compensated for the wages you lost.
If you cannot work the same job you had before the malpractice occurred, you may have to take a lower-paying job. You may receive compensation for this loss, too.
You may receive compensation for past and future medical expenses related to your amputation or loss of a limb.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If you are suffering from depression and/or unable to partake in the activities you enjoyed before the medical malpractice incident, you may be compensated for this non-economic damage.
If the amputation or loss of a limb led to a family member’s death, your family may be able to receive compensation for damages, such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship/guidance, and loss of financial support.
Contact the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm LLC for Legal Help Today
Call us today for a free consultation with a compassionate member of our team. We understand that no amount of money can bring back the life you had before your amputation or loss of a limb, but we want to ease the financial burden you are facing.