In some cases, the amputation of a limb is necessary. Traumatic accidents, diabetes, cancer, infections, cardiovascular disease, and even tumors are all reasons for which one might need to have a limb amputated. However, in some cases, medical negligence can result in unfathomable errors, such as the removal of the wrong limb or a limb that was removed without medical necessity. If the wrong limb was removed or a limb was unnecessarily removed, you need to obtain the skilled legal guidance of a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to ensure you are able to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.
Medical Malpractice Never Events
A “never event” is essentially an error that is so egregious and inexcusable that it should never happen under any conditions. Among the list of never events are surgical errors, especially those involving the removal of the wrong limb or the unnecessary removal of a limb. Unfortunately, never events are more common than most people realize. According to a 2002 study performed by researchers at the John Hopkins University, there are 80,000 never events that occur in hospitals across the United States every year.
Data from this study revealed that surgeons perform operations on the wrong body parts of patients about 20 times each week and that surgeons also perform the wrong procedure on patients about 20 times each. Additionally, many of these surgical never events were made by surgeons who already had a track record of previous mistakes. Surprisingly, nearly two-thirds of surgeons were cited with multiple medical malpractice occurrences.
Given that medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within the statute of limitations, it is imperative that you take action against the medical professional or facility that caused your amputation injury as soon as possible. The compensation you receive can cover current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Skilled and Innovative Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Hampshire
If you suffered the loss of a limb due to medical negligence, you should not hesitate to hire a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney to ensure you are able to hold the responsible party accountable. At Granite Law Group in New Hampshire, our compassionate medical malpractice attorneys are backed by a proven track record of success that includes million-dollar results obtained on behalf of our clients.
Get started on your medical malpractice case today and reach out to our esteemed law firm at (603) 883-4100 to request your free initial case evaluation with one of our attorneys.