If you suffered an amputation or loss of a limb in Marion, Ohio, and believe a doctor’s negligence was the cause, we may be able to help. Let a team member from the Fitch Law Firm LLC review your case for free.
We may be able to help you develop a claim and seek compensation for your care costs, lost income, mental anguish, disability, and more. If your doctor or another medical care provider committed malpractice and it cost you a limb, we may be able to hold them accountable.
What Is Included in Compensation for a Medical Malpractice Incident?
The compensation you seek through a medical malpractice claim covers a range of financial costs and intangible damages. The expenses and losses you experience are unique to your case, although they may be similar to the ones incurred by someone with the same injury.
Some of the recoverable expenses in your case could include:
- Your treatment related to your lost limb and other injuries
- Other related medical expenses, including home health care
- Any necessary inpatient rehabilitation or outpatient therapies
- Wheelchairs, crutches, and other mobility equipment
- Prosthetic limbs
- Other prescribed adaptive equipment
- Lifts, ramps, and other home or vehicle modifications
- Related miscellaneous expenses
Your economic losses will likely center on the wages you missed because of your time away from work. You can also seek damages for your diminished ability to earn a living based on your new disability. This is true even if you can still work but cannot work your previous career and earn at the level you could before.
Intangible damages that may be available to you include:
- Money for the physical pain and suffering you endured
- Compensation for your mental anguish
Are There Limits on How Much You Can Recover?
Ohio does limit some types of financial recoveries under Ohio Revised Code Section 2323.43. These limits depend on several factors and may or may not reduce the payout available in your case.
Our team can discuss these limits and how they could affect your compensation during your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a amputation or loss of limb lawyer serving Marion, call 614-545-3930
The Fitch Law Firm LLC Knows How to Navigate Ohio Medical Malpractice Claims
The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you understand your legal rights if you lost a limb because of medical malpractice in Marion, Ohio. We can assess your case for free and represent you based on contingency if we decide to work together.
We research each case individually, including working with medical experts to determine what happened, why, and who was responsible. We can uncover exactly how the doctor or care team failed to provide a reasonable standard of care and how that affected your health and wellbeing.
We also understand:
- How deadlines work in these cases
- How the compensation limits could affect your financial compensation
- What special procedural requirements we must follow to move forward with your case
Filing a Lawsuit
Under Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 10, when we file our paperwork to begin a lawsuit, we must provide an affidavit of merit from a doctor confirming they:
- Reviewed your medical records
- Are familiar with cases like yours
- Believe the accused doctor failed to provide an acceptable standard of care
- Agree the doctor’s negligence caused the loss of your limb
Our firm has a network of medical experts available to us, including doctors with similar training and experience to the one that allegedly caused your injuries. We can call on them to help us with your case as necessary.
You can learn more about how our team works and the services we offer by reaching out to us for your free consultation.
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How You Know if You Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Case
It is not always easy to determine if a doctor made a mistake or if they acted negligently. In some cases, poor outcomes lead to amputations, but no malpractice occurred. Medical malpractice only occurs when:
- The doctor does not follow an acceptable standard of care.
- This causes the patient to suffer injuries.
In the case of a loss of limb, this would mean the doctor would need to act in a way that another doctor with similar training and experience would not and that this led to an amputation. At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we call in other doctors to testify to what an acceptable standard of care would be in our client’s case.
Medical Malpractice Can Take Many Forms
Some ways medical care providers might deviate from the appropriate standard of care and cause a loss of limb include:
- Surgical errors, including wrong-side surgery or wrong-site surgery
- Preventable hospital infections
- A delayed cancer diagnosis
- Treatment without your informed consent
- Issues with unsterile equipment leading to infection
- Failure to diagnose a condition or injury that threatened the limb
- Failure to properly treat an injury or infection to the limb
A team member from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can make a preliminary determination about whether you have a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital during your free case review. You can discuss your experience with us today.
Act Quickly to Ensure You Can Take the Case to Trial
Medical malpractice cases have complex statutes of limitations in Ohio. You may only have a short time to take action. We need to learn as much as possible about your case as soon as possible.
We encourage you to contact our team quickly after discovering medical malpractice may have played a role in the loss of your limb. We can speak with you while you are still in the hospital, in a rehabilitation facility, or recovering at your home.
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Talk to a Team Member From the Fitch Law Firm LLC About Your Malpractice Case
The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to help you pursue compensation for the ordeal you endured at the hands of a negligent doctor. We offer free consultations for victims of medical malpractice.
Call (614) 545-3930 now to speak with our team about your legal options for holding the doctor or hospital accountable.