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Loss of a limb or amputation has affected approximately 2 million Americans. It is devastating for the amputee, as his or her life will never be the same again. Amputations are often caused by a traumatic situation or construction accident, diabetes, infections, cancer and tumors. Amputees suffer more than just physical pain. They also experience emotional and mental trauma because of what happened to them.
Sadly, some amputations can be prevented. Some are due to medical malpractice or negligence of the hospital or healthcare provider. When you find yourself involved in medcal malpractice, which can lead to amputation, you have to react fast.
Medical malpractice arises when a doctor, healthcare professional, hospital or healthcare facility causes an injury to a patient due to negligence or omission of an act. Everyone in the healthcare industry is required to provide the needed care for their patients. If they failed to meet the patients’ needs and eventually caused more harm, they are subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In order for one to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, these prerequisites should be noted:
Your situation may fall into one or all of these prerequisite categories. You need to provide evidence in order to build up your medical malpractice litigation.
There are medical reasons why a limb or part of a limb has to be amputated. Limbs that are very infected, usually due to diabetes or cancer, are surgically removed in order to save a person’s life.
Amputations that could be avoided are considered medical malpractice. Some examples include:
Having an amputation is worrying and unnerving. Getting an amputation due to medical malpractice is a different story. Placing your trust in the wrong medical professionals can lead to severe situations such as this. You can accept what happened, move on, and file a lawsuit against the people responsible for your situation.
Before you file a medical malpractice claim, you should follow these important steps:
When involved in a medical malpractice case, you are not only fighting for your rights, but also your health. You placed your trust in a hospital or on the medical professional to help you get better. However, due to negligence or other causes, your health was jeopardized. If you do your part and prepare the necessary documents you need, you can file a medical malpractice claim.
Article written by Janine Penn. Janine Penn has been a law writer for more than a decade. She hopes to impart some of her wisdom to others through her written works. She is often reading a new book whenever she has the time.
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