Approximately 185,000 Americans have a limb amputated each year. There are many reasons an arm or leg may need to be removed in order to save a life or protect a person’s overall health. Whatever the cause or underlying reason, every person who loses a limb must adapt to the physical, practical, and psychological challenges of a new reality.
While most amputations are unavoidable or medically necessary, many are the result of medical malpractice. When a medical mistake costs someone a limb, the trauma of losing an essential body part is compounded by the anger that comes from knowing that it did not need to happen.
The Brothers Law Firm in Houston, Texas provides experienced, tenacious, and committed representation for those who have had a limb unnecessarily amputated because of medical malpractice. Firm founder John Brothers has amassed an impressive record of success in medical malpractice cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation that has improved the lives of victims of medically unnecessary amputations and others who have suffered losses due to medical error.
How Does Medical Malpractice Cause Avoidable Amputations?
There are many mistakes that healthcare providers can make in patient care that can result in an avoidable amputation. Sometimes, a limb could have been saved if the doctor had acted quickly and appropriately, while other amputations are the product of surgical or medication errors.
Some of the most common medical mistakes that can result in an avoidable amputation include:
- A doctor misreading a patient’s chart and removing the wrong limb during a scheduled amputation surgery
- A surgeon failing to monitor and prevent the formation of blood clots during and after surgery which could lead to thrombosis requiring amputation of an affected limb
- A physician failing to recognize, diagnose, or treat an infection which could cause irreversible damage to a limb’s tissues requiring amputation to prevent the infection from spreading
- Medication errors, such as incorrect medication or improper dosage
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of medical conditions which if treated earlier could have saved a limb from needing to be amputated
- Doctors and nurses leaving surgical equipment, such as sponges, in a patient’s body for an extended period
The Brothers Law Firm: Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you have lost a limb because of a doctor’s mistake, you may have also lost your mobility and self-sufficiency; your ability to support your family or practice your chosen profession; or your capacity to fully enjoy life as you once did. This is in addition to the costs involved in rehabilitation, additional surgeries, or prosthetics.
You deserve to be compensated for these devastating but avoidable losses. You can trust John Brothers and The Brothers Law Firm to help you recover that compensation. We are uncompromising in our efforts to better the lives of our clients and have the combination of skill, experience, and passion to accomplish that goal.
To arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss your medical malpractice claims or concerns, please contact us at 281-491-3635.