One out of every 200 Americans , 1.7 million people overall have suffered some type of limb loss, with 50,000 new amputation cases reported across the U.S. annually, according to national statistics.
A large number of these amputations occur as a result of traumatic accidents. However, diseases and other medical conditions, from diabetes, cancers, infections and tumors, are another reason for amputations, and in some cases are the primary cause.
If limb loss occurred due to medical malpractice, such as a doctor’s failure to exercise reasonable care, there may be grounds for an amputation lawsuit in Fort Myers. Litigation may also be possible in other circumstances, such as workplace (Premises Liability) injuries from a defective machine or in auto accidents where another person was at fault.
For example, a home care nurse fails to properly evaluate and timely report a patient’s infected catheter, resulting in a bloodstream infection that ultimately forced the below-the-knee amputations. Or, a verdict for a man who was struck by a vehicle as he was pushing a disabled car to the side of a road, and suffers severe injuries in the crash, and eventually underwent above-the-knee leg amputation.
Time may be running out. Contact Parvey & Cavenago to arrange a free consultation. You may be able to recover financial compensation through an amputation lawsuit even if the loss of the limb occurred some time ago.