Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Victims of Errors Causing Amputation Seasoned Lawyers Represent Injury Victims In Baltimore, MD And Washington D.C.
We have all heard the stories of patients undergoing what is seemingly a routine surgical procedure and ending up having the wrong limb operated on. While this sounds farfetched, it has become a growing epidemic over the last five years – largely as a result of overworked doctors and understaffed hospitals. These errors are more than stories on the news. For the victims involved these errors can mean the loss of a limb. It is estimated that thousands of patients suffer wrongful amputations each year. The effects are physically, emotionally and financially devastating. If you have been the victim of a wrongful amputation, you are entitled to compensation for your suffering and medical bills.
Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. right away to learn more. Our team of skilled lawyers serve clients in Washington D.C., Baltimore and throughout Maryland.
Types of Amputation Errors
There are a number of types of amputation errors.The four most common are listed below:
- Operating on the wrong limb
- Failure to spot, diagnose and treat signs of decreased blood flow to a limb
- Misdiagnosing infections which can compromise a limb
- Wrongly administered medication (either the wrong medication was given or the wrong dosage was given) which can affect the viability of a limb
A dedicated Baltimore or Washington D.C. medical malpractice lawyer can help you or a loved one determine your legal rights after a devastating healthcare error.