Amputation Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Skilled Amputation Attorneys

The loss of a limb is life-changing and devastating, especially when it is due to a preventable error or medical negligence. It is essential to contact a competent amputation lawyer to hold those involved accountable and to receive just compensation.

If you have been wrongfully amputated, you face a lifetime of pain and suffering. At Latona Law, we have extensive experience in medical negligence cases and would be happy to discuss your situation. Contact us today at (570) 825-9000 to schedule a free consultation. Our trusted law firm will help make things right so you can move forward with your life.

Reasons for Amputation

Often, amputations are necessary for medical reasons, such as preventing infection from spreading or to alleviate vascular issues. However, one may also require an amputation to treat an injury. Injuries that require amputations could include machinery accidents, construction accidents, car accidents, and electrocution.

There are nearly two million people in the United States living with amputated limbs. Almost half of those were caused by severe trauma. At Latona Law, we understand the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll an amputation can have on someone and their family. The medical expenses alone could be millions of dollars.

The staff at our amputation law firm will consult with doctors, therapists, and other experts to ensure we demand fair compensation that will protect clients and their families for the rest of their life.

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    Amputation Caused by Medical Negligence

    In severe medical negligence cases, a patient may suffer the loss of a limb as a result. An amputation can be unexpected and comes with many difficulties for the victim and their family. Fortunately, these victims can seek compensation for their damages.

    Common examples of medical negligence that results in an amputation include:

        • Surgery on the wrong part of the body
        • Failure to recognize and treat post-operative blood clots
        • Infection due to surgical equipment being left in the patient’s body
        • Incorrect dosage or administration of medication
        • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition

    Doctors are expected to provide the best possible care for every one of their patients. However, no one is immune to making a mistake. To recover compensation for amputation, the patient must prove that the doctor had agreed to care for them. Medical professionals have a duty to follow widely accepted procedures and practices. When they fail to do so, you have grounds for a malpractice case.

    After establishing that an agreement of care was made, it must be proven that the doctor failed to act according to their duty of care. This is often through medical professionals of a similar specialty expressing whether or not they would have provided the same care in the same situation. The patient must then show that the negligence is the direct, legal cause of their injury. This means that it must be proven that the patient would not have sustained injury had the doctor provided the standard of care required.

     

    Wrongful Amputation Cases

    In wrongful amputation cases, the victim will often have significant medical expenses that they will want compensation for. These expenses can include hospital time, surgery, physical therapy, medication, and long-term care. They can also include costs associated with mental issues, such as anxiety, depression, and fear. Wrongful amputations also affect the victim’s ability to return to work. Delivery drivers, chefs, or athletes may be unable to continue working as they once had if they lost an arm or leg.

    At Latona Law, we help victims, and their families receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Our lawyers have access to a variety of resources that will allow us to analyze the situation and determine if a provider acted negligently. 

    If you suspect your amputation was caused by medical negligence, call us today at (570) 825-9000 to schedule a free consultation.