According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 50,000 amputations occur every year throughout California and the US. An amputation is the loss of a limb, generally fingers, but many leg and/or arms are also amputated each year; often as a result of an accident, disease, or a surgery. If you or a loved one had to undergo an amputation of an arm, leg, or other limb as a result of another person’s negligence, such as your doctor’s, you might be able to recover money for your losses. Talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles to learn more.
Amputations can occur in all kinds of accidents. Many include auto accidents, boating accidents or accidents due to defective products. Sometimes an amputation is needed because of doctor or healthcare provider negligence. For example, if your doctor negligently performed a surgery on your body that resulted in you losing a body part, you might have a been the victim of medical malpractice in Los Angeles. If you or a loved one suffered the loss of a limb as a result of someone else’s negligence, a knowledgeable med mal lawyer in Los Angeles will discuss your ability to recover financial damages. Our Los Angeles amputation injury attorneys are also doctors and we understand the physical toll an amputation takes on your body. Additionally, we employ experts to help calculate and prove all of your damages, maximizing your compensation.
Accidents that involve machinery or heavy objects that have caused severe trauma to the body often require amputation. Unfortunately, many insurance companies do not pay for all of the costs associated with the injuries, which means you or your injured loved one may be responsible for hundreds and thousands of dollars in medical care just to survive. The amount of money you or your loved one can recover for such a serious injury will depend on the specific facts of your case. Factors that both your Los Angeles amputation lawyer and the courts will consider include who harmed you, the nature of your harm (was negligence involved?), whether you were at fault, and what your losses have been and may continue to be.
Whether you lost of a limb or body part as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, or medical malpractice, if you were the victim of a third party’s negligence and have suffered a catastrophic injury like limb loss, you have certain legal rights. Let the experienced doctors-turned-lawyers at BIK Law help you fight for those rights.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries that require amputation in Southern California, contact a Los Angeles amputation attorney immediately to review the details of your case. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. have years of experience with severe injury cases and we will make sure insurance companies are not able to take advantage of your vulnerable situation.