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Losing a limb is one of the most catastrophic injuries you can endure because the loss is permanent and immediately life-altering. Even the best-trained doctor and medical team cannot restore full functioning to your body when you no longer have one of your limbs.

A Pensacola amputation lawyer at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon can help you seek justice and compensation in a personal injury claim against the people responsible for causing the injury that led to your amputation.

Amputations from Traumatic Injuries

Many amputations occur because a person experiences a traumatic injury. Some traumatic amputations happen immediately at the scene of an accident when a limb is completely severed. Other times, people need to undergo surgical amputations when their body part is too severely injured for a surgeon to save it—such as when a limb is crushed under a heavy object, like a car.

Most commonly, amputations occur as a result of the following types of accidents:

A dedicated legal team can investigate an accident to determine who is legally responsible. Our proactive Pensacola amputation attorneys can examine the evidence from an accident to look for proof demonstrating that someone else’s negligence caused you to lose your limb. They can help you pursue a claim against a reckless driver, defective product manufacturer, employer, or other at-fault party.

Amputations from Medical Malpractice

People can also lose their limbs because of medical malpractice, such as when doctors fail to adequately monitor a patient, make timely diagnoses, or provide timely and competent treatment.

Medical malpractice leading to amputations can occur in the following manners:

  • Medication mistakes
  • Failure to treat a patient’s diabetes
  • Failure to treat a patient’s injured limb
  • Failure to recognize or treat blood clots
  • Performing surgery on the wrong body part
  • Failure to treat a patient’s bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Failure to recognize or treat skin cancer in a timely manner
  • Not watching a patient to ensure they have proper blood flow during surgery

Many patients who had to undergo an amputation could have retained their limbs if the medical team in charge of their care had not made a medical mistake. Our diligent Pensacola lawyers can help you sue surgeons, primary care doctors, nurses, acute care centers, medical clinics, and hospitals for any medical errors they committed that caused you to have to undergo an amputation.

Speak With a Pensacola Amputation Attorney Today

After an amputation, you will need to adjust how you live your life. You might need to hire a caregiver if you are not able to care for yourself without assistance. You might need to spend a great deal of time with physical therapists as you relearn how to accomplish tasks that once seemed simple. You will likely need multiple prosthetic devices and other medical equipment throughout your life. You might need to switch jobs or stop working entirely, which could cause you to struggle financially.

Let our trusted legal team guide you through a legal claim for compensation against the people responsible for you losing your limb. Call now to speak with a compassionate Pensacola amputation lawyer at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon.