Amputations Due to Nursing Home or Other Facility Neglect
Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or appendage such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe, or finger. Amputations are primarily done to control pain or to stop the spread of infection, unfortunately in many cases amputations could have been prevented. According to the Encyclopedia of Surgery, the diseases and conditions that are most prevalent and lead to amputation of an extremity are:
- hardening of the arteries
- arterial embolism
- impaired circulation from diabetes
- gangrene (from bedsores)
- severe frostbite
- Raynaud’s disease
- Buerger’s disease
Amputations can physically and emotionally devastate a person and their family.
If a loved one has suffered an amputation that was caused by poor care at a nursing home or other facility, call us.
We will investigate the cause of the amputation and will advise you as to what legal options exist. There is no charge for our initial consultation, and if we take your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us for any legal fees unless and until we recover damages for you.