A simple injury from a fall from a ladder turned into a major surgery after a man had to have his foot amputated after insufficient measures were taken to prevent infection. The man very likely could file a medical malpractice lawsuit if his foot was amputated because:
- The surgeon failed to diagnose the infection until it was too late to save the leg;
- The infection can be linked to a contaminated medical device or medication injected during the initial surgery; or an inappropriately administered medication caused blood clots, that result in a gangrenous limb.
These are particularly complex cases that can include claims against a doctor, hospital, pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical company. “Disability is isolation,” said a man whose leg was amputated after a serious injury. It’s this type of realization that many victims of amputation injuries are forced to cope with after an accident.
Our experienced team of VA medical malpractice injury attorneys published two downloadable guides that are accessible by the general public. The first guide features tips from our legal team on what to do if you or a loved one is the victim of medical negligence and suffered serious harm. The second guide discusses common surgical errors that you and your loved ones should be aware of.