There are few injuries more devastating than loss of a limb. If you have suffered an injury requiring amputation, you need to consult with an attorney who understands what this loss can mean, and how to obtain maximum, fair compensation for you and your families. The attorneys at The Zinn Law Firm have extensive experience handling injury cases involving amputated limbs. We represent clients who have lost limbs due to medical mistakes, or in car, bicycle, pedestrian, or other injury causing accidents.Amputation Cases due to Medical Mistakes Must be Carefully Evaluated
There are a number of important issues our attorneys look out for in amputation cases. We review many cases in which our clients have had to have feet, fingers, hands, and sometimes entire legs or arms amputated in the hospital due to medical complications suffered as a result of surgeries or other medical issues. For example, diabetics can be particularly prone to circulation problems in the hands and feet. It is well known in the medical community that even relatively minor cuts, other injuries, or circulation disorders in diabetics can quickly spiral into compromised health of fingers, hands, toes, feet, or even entire limbs if appropriate medical action is not taken quickly.
If you are considering suing a hospital, nurse or doctor because you have lost a limb due to a medical mistaken, you should hire an attorney who can find trusted, skilled medical experts to determine whether the need for amputation arose from a medical problem that occurred despite your doctors exercising appropriate care, or if an amputation could have been prevented but for a medical mistake. Sometimes horrible things can happen in hospitals even though the medical professionals involved did everything according to the standard of care. One of the worst things an attorney can do in a case like this is not recognize the fact that a tragic outcome does not necessarily mean someone made a mistake, and end up taking up two or more years of your life with a case that ends up not having merit and does not result in a financial recovery for you or your family.Advocating for the Full Amount of Compensation due to the Amputation Victim
On the other hand, if your medical malpractice amputation case does have merit, you want to make sure you hire an attorney who has established relationships with skilled, trusted and objective medical experts who will let you know before you spend years of your life invested in pursuing a legal claim whether your medical malpractice amputation case is likely to succeed for not. You also want experts who, if you do have a strong case, will fight for you and not back down in the face of highly qualified, well-credentialed experts who will be retained by the other side. That is what we can provide you at The Zinn Law Firm
In cases where it is clear that someone else’s mistake caused an injury requiring amputation, including medical malpractice cases with strong liability facts, as well as car crashes, bicycle accidents, car vs. pedestrian accidents, ladder falls, or other causes, the next step in an amputation case is to determine and then seek to recover the full amount of damages our clients are due. In amputation cases, this will include the full cost of the state of the art prosthetic device that will in time enable our clients to return to performing their activities of daily living, as well as recreational activities they used to enjoy, to the full extent modern technology will allow. The evolution of the use of sophistical metal alloys and carbon fiber, along with mechanization of some devices, has enabled many amputees the ability return to full activities post-incident on the track, ski slopes, basketball court, or whatever recreation activities our clients use to enjoy. Our job at The Zinn Law Firm is to produce evidence of the need for and the full cost of obtaining, fitting, and, if required, surgically implanting, the most up-to-date, sophisticated prosthetic device for the amputee. This cost also needs to cover the projected future costs of replacing worn or damaged prosthesis throughout our client’s projected life span.
If you or a loved one has suffered the need for amputation due to a medical mistake, car crash, bicycle accident, car vs. pedestrian accident, or some other cause, please call the attorneys at The Zinn Law Firm for a free consultation at 415-292-4100.
For an example of one of the recent cases we have resolved for our client requiring amputation, please click here.