Georgia Amputation Injury Attorneys

Traumatic Amputation Injury

AMPUTATION Accidents

In cases involving trauma, amputees may be able to pursue compensation if someone else caused their injury due to an act of negligence. These typically include serious accidents such as:
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Truck accidents
  • Collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles
  • Bicyclist accidents
  • Violent dog attacks
  • Defective auto parts

medical malpractice

But even in cases involving cancer or infections, if a patient was misdiagnosed and did not receive proper treatment in time, requiring a surgical amputation, he or she may have a case of medical malpractice. Whether trauma, cancer, or infection-related, all of these cases require a thorough review of the cause of your amputation in order to determine what type of claim you can file.
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What Type of Claims Can Be Filed for Damages After a Limb Loss?

An accident victim may pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered due to their amputation by filing a claim. The type of claim a victim can file depends on the circumstances of his or her specific case. The following types of claims are commonly filed for amputation cases:

  • Personal Injury: If a person has to undergo an amputation due to an accident that was caused by another party, he or she may collect damages from the liable party through a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Medical Malpractice: There are plenty of ways hospitals or physician errors can lead to an amputation. A careless physician may make a misdiagnosis which leads to a dysvascular-related or cancer-related amputation. A surgeon may perform an unnecessary amputation procedure on the wrong patient. A patient’s infection may not be addressed in a timely fashion, leading to limb loss that was completely preventable. A medical malpractice claim is merited in all of these cases and more.