In some cases, undergoing an amputation may be the result of someone else’s negligence. At Clore Law Group, LLC, our specialist personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving successful results in the most complicated of lawsuits. We understand that losing a limb or body part in an accident or due to someone else’s fault results in physical, mental, and financial suffering. We will fight for you and your family to recover the compensation that you deserve.
Common reasons for limb amputation
Auto accidents - One of the most common causes of amputation injuries. A high-speed, high impact auto accident can sometimes lead to an amputation. In some cases, the accident can cause irreversible limb damage, leaving healthcare professionals with no choice but to amputate the damaged body part.
Workplace accidents - Workplace accidents, particularly ones on construction sites, can cause an amputation. Bad falls, crushing accidents, and machinery malfunction, just to name a few, can all lead to the traumatic loss of a limb.
Explosions and blasts - An explosion can be the result of a faulty product, operator inexperience, or negligence. Again, the accident can lead to irreversible limb damage, giving healthcare professionals no choice but to remove the damaged body part.
Medical malpractice - In extreme medical malpractice cases, a patient may suffer the loss of a limb or body part at the hands of a medical professional’s negligence. Just some examples include a medical professional’s failure to identify and treat post-operative blood clots, or because of misdiagnosis, such as of an infection that leads to the spreading from the site of the original infection to the point where amputation is required, or where cancer is diagnosed wrongly--for example a diagnosis of breast cancer when there is none—leading to a mastectomy.