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When medical negligence results in an amputation

On Behalf of | Sep 8, 2022 | Medical Malpractice |

A lot can go wrong when a doctor makes a mistake or is negligent when treating their patient. While some errors can be undone, others, like losing a limb, have life-changing implications. 

Every aspect of your life will likely be affected if you unexpectedly lose a limb. Your career, relationships with friends and families, and general enjoyment of life could significantly deteriorate. Your mental health, too, is at risk due to the sudden changes brought by losing a limb.

When can this happen?

An unnecessary amputation can arise in several scenarios. For instance, an infection can develop after surgery due to a lack of quality post-operative care. If the infection spreads to a limb, it could lead to its amputation.

Similarly, surgeons can operate on the wrong patient due to file mix-ups or a doctor’s misdiagnosis that leads to the spread of an illness leading to amputation.

Holding the negligent party liable

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice resulting in such serious injuries, you ought to be aware of your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered.

However, you must first navigate the murky waters of medical malpractice claims. Proving medical negligence is not easy, and things can get complicated. Doctors, surgeons, and healthcare providers alike have a reputation to uphold, and they are likely to go against any such claims.

Given the magnitude of what is at stake, it is advisable to seek assistance in handling your malpractice claim. With the proper guidance, you will be in a better place to make the most out of your medical negligence claim.