Do you believe that you were the victim of a wrongful amputation in Baltimore, Maryland? The unfortunate truth is that an estimated 60% of all amputations are preventable, according to the Amputee Coalition. The loss of a limb is severely distressing, primarily when it’s caused by a preventable error or another form of medical malpractice. Learn more about navigating a wrongful amputation claim in Baltimore, and call the Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek for legal assistance.
In Many Cases, Amputation is Necessary
Amputation, the surgical removal of part of the body, is sometimes necessary for preserving the health of a patient. Common reasons for amputation in the United States include blood clots, serious trauma, and complications from diabetes. It is important to note that amputations are riskier for some patients than others. Patients with diabetes and heart disease face a higher risk of complications, including joint deformity, infection, and deep vein thrombosis.
When Amputation is Preventable
Physicians and medical professionals are expected to adhere to the standard of care every time they treat a patient. Unfortunately, medical professionals are human, and can make mistakes, that sometimes rises to the level of medical malpractice. A physician that amputates a patient’s limb too early or too late may be liable for malpractice in the state of Maryland. Common amputation cases involving medical malpractice include:
— Surgical errors, such as removing the incorrect limb.
— Allowing clots to form during surgery.
— Misdiagnosing and failing to treat patients.
— Improper wound care.
— Improper medical care following an amputation or other surgery.
Establishing Medical Malpractice
To establish a medical malpractice case, you must prove that the injury you received was a direct result of the physician’s medical negligence. There are many ways to prove this variable, such as witnesses, medical records, and expert testimony. A Maryland medical malpractice lawyer can help you establish fault, prove negligence, and navigate your case. Do not wait to seek legal representation in regard to your wrongful amputation claim. Delaying action may prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.