Advocating on Behalf of Victims of Wrongful Amputation Errors
An experienced medical malpractice law firm in Kentucky
Surgery carries risks that other medical procedures do not. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect a surgeon to be laser-focused on the task at hand to avoid making any errors along the way. There are some surgical errors that are so egregious that the only rational explanation is gross negligence on behalf of the medical team. The wrongful amputation of a body part is one such example.
Crandall & Pera Law has worked intimately with victims who have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical staff. If you or your loved one had the wrong body part amputated, or if a doctor’s failure to diagnose an infection led to the needless amputation of one of your limbs, we know how to help. We have the experience and legal acumen necessary to handle such complex cases in the courtroom, and we have the multi-million-dollar track record to prove it. Crandall & Pera Law understands that litigation is stressful for our clients, and we do our best to alleviate those concerns so that you can focus your energies on your family and your future during a very difficult time.
How surgeons make amputation errors
Wrongful amputations occur more often than may be expected. Some common reasons cited for such mistakes include:
- Misreading a medical chart
- Reading the wrong medical chart
- Failing to diagnose and subsequently treat an infection (such as sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis)
- Miscommunication with previous healthcare facilities
- Miscommunication with other medical professionals (such as attending doctors or nurses)
- Failure to maintain proper blood circulation during other surgeries, leading to tissue death
- Failure to treat blood clots
- Failure to treat compartment syndrome
A wrongful amputation occurs because of a medical professional’s failure to provide even the minimum standard of care: a condition was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, a patient was not monitored, a record was not doubled checked. At Crandall & Pera Law, we believe that this level of gross negligence needs to be handled quickly and aggressively. The medical expenses alone from such a procedure may be enough to put a family at risk of losing their assets, their home and their futures as they planned them.
Our attorneys and on-staff registered nurses build individual case strategies because each client’s case is unique. We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to the law. Our compassion for our clients’ plights, coupled with our courtroom experience and exhaustive knowledge of medical malpractice law, enables us to prepare effectively, efficiently and thoroughly for our cases.
Your counsel for a wrongful amputation in Kentucky
An amputation error will have life-altering effects on you and your family. Crandall & Pera Law understands what you need in order to begin rebuilding your future. If you have suffered an amputation because of a negligent healthcare provider, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out this convenient online contact form.