Washington DC and Maryland Medical Malpractice Amputation Accident and Injuries Law Firm
Prior to the advent of modern medicine and its customary use of anesthesia, amputations were an extremely painful medical procedure. Amputations were nevertheless performed as a necessary procedure to prevent further injury and to save lives.
On the battlefields of wars, soldiers were often subject to painful amputations lest they succumb to death from a fast spreading and lethal infection. All they could do was to bite down hard and bear it.
Today, amputations are performed with the benefit of general anesthesia. However, sometimes mistakes are made in hospitals that only cause greater pain to the patient. Many of these mistakes are preventable such as wrong site surgery. Other preventable mistakes include an unnecessary delay in treatment that leads to infections and an amputation.
Our firm helps persons who have suffered an amputation accident based upon medical negligence. If there was a critical medical error causing your injury, our medical experts and lawyers will find it. Our job is to then hold the negligent party responsible for causing a serious medical condition.
An amputation error that should have been prevented can have a profound impact on your ability to perform daily tasks and your work duties. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether medical negligence was the cause of your injury.
Examples of Medical Negligence and Amputation Errors
Failure to prevent clots during surgery
When blood clots form inside of a blood vessel, thrombosis occurs. This prevents blood flow throughout the circulatory system. If left untreated, it could lead to amputation.
Failure to treat infections
Infections which are left untreated can spread and damage surrounding tissue and other critical areas. If serious, amputation may become necessary.
These preventable injuries are considered “never-events.” Errors that contribute to wrong site surgery include a failure to correctly document basic information and a failure to verify critical information. In addition, medical staff that is inexplicably distracted is sometimes the cause of these errors, as are inconsistent markings at the surgical location. Too often, a poor safety culture is the root cause of negligence and errors.
If you suffered a serious injury due to medical negligence, then you must act quickly and contact a medical malpractice law firm. There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit.
Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.
You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you. Contact us at 202-330-6290 or email@example.com for a free initial consultation.