An accidental amputation occurs when someone loses a body part in a catastrophic accident. An accidental amputation can also occur during a medical procedure; for example, a doctor may amputate a limb, assuming that it cannot be saved, when it actually could have been. In rare occasions when a hospital mixes up two patients, an individual may be the victim of an accidental amputation when he or she has a body part removed during a surgical procedure that was meant entirely for another patient.
A person’s limbs are usually the most common parts of the body that are involved in an accidental amputation, but an amputation can occur anywhere. These are often irreversible injuries that change the victim’s life forever. It especially does not seem fair when a negligent individual was the cause of the accident that led to the victim’s amputation injury. In some cases, an amputation can cause the victim to bleed out, making the injury fatal—or complications may arise during a medical amputation procedure, causing the patient to die. If a negligent party resulted in your loved one’s fatal and accidental amputation injury, our lawyers can help. Other complications from accidental amputation include shock and infection.Did you lose a loved one due to an accidental amputation injury? Our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Contact an amputation injury attorney today for more information about recovering damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Did you know?
One of the most common sources of accidents that lead to accidental amputations is in the workplace.
Fields such as construction, factories, and other dangerous jobs in the industrial field can lead to catastrophic injuries for workers, such as amputations. While some of these accidents couldn’t have been stopped, many are the direct result of a negligent employer neglecting to live up to adequate safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of their workers.