Amputation due to Malpractice

Latona Law has successfully represented Pennsylvania families in amputation malpractice cases for 30+ years.

What You Need To Know About Latona Law

Amputation Malpractice Case Experience

At Latona Law, we have extensive experience in cases where medical negligence led to an amputation. We have represented many Pennsylvania families in amputation malpractice cases, including some that led to very large recoveries.

Free, On-location Consultations

Our case evaluation begin with a brief phone conversation or online chat. The next would be an in-person evaluation. A Latona Law attorney will come to a location of your choice, including home or the hospital. Day and evening appointments both available.

No Cost or Fees until We Win

From the moment you contact Latona Law, there is no cost to your family related to the amputation case. Beyond the initial consultation being free, if we do not recover compensation, families are not responsible for any of the costs associated with the case.

The Resources to Fight for You

Latona Law will spare no expense, and leave no stone unturned, to help your family as much as possible. Our team offers access to leading doctors, medical experts and professionals infection, surgery and other fields that may be required to uncover any negligence or errors that occurred.

 

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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.