It is unimaginable that with today’s scientific advancements such things as a wrongful amputation can occur, but they do, and far too often. When a patient loses a limb due to medical negligence s/he is entitled to full compensation for damages. But, how does one determine the compensation to make up for losing a limb and the consequent loss of enjoyment of life?
It wasn’t an easy decision, jurors said, but they eventually awarded a man $10 million, in a medical malpractice case against a hospital and the doctor who treated the patient. After of heart surgery, the patient was administered the blood thinner drug, Heparin. The lawsuit alleged that because the medical staff failed to monitor the patient he developed gangrene that required the amputation of his left leg above the knee and his right foot. The hospital argued that the doctor and nurses acted responsibly, provided appropriate care, and saved his life. An appeal is planned.
An amputation for any reason is life-altering; the amputee will need to learn how to do almost everything. When the amputation is the result of medical malpractice, the patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is important to seek justice not only to receive compensation to cover medical expenses, but also to hold the healthcare professionals accountable for their life-altering mistakes, promote hospital safety procedures, and prevent similar medical errors from happening to others. Any settlement should take into consideration the emotional aspects -learning to cope and negotiate with life’s challenges and the financial aspects of the loss, including the loss of income and present and future medical expenses such as prosthetic’s, treatment, and occupational therapy.
Amputation lawsuits are not necessarily cut and dry cases. Often times, the hospital and doctors will claim it was a “medical necessity.” While the case winds its way through the litigation process, patients can seek lawsuit funding.
Often, bills pile up while the plaintiff waits and waits for justice. Legal funding takes away the financial pressure to settle a valuable case for pennies on the dollar and assures that justice is done. Lawsuit funding is made available to qualified plaintiff’s to allow them to pay their urgent expenses immediately (medical bills, etc.) and to their “usual” bills, (rent, mortgage, car payments or tuition). All it takes to obtain a lawsuit cash advance is a strong case with merit and legal representation. With an easy, online application plaintiffs can received funding in as little as 24 hours. There is no charge to apply, no monthly payments, and no credit checks. Once approved for funding, fast cash is sent by wire or check. Then, pay the bills and wait for justice. The lawsuit cash advance will not need to be repaid until the case is settled, but if the funded client loses the case, the repayment is completely waived.
If you have lost a limb due to medical negligence, don’t lose your home and your credit standing. Call Litigation Funding Corporation for financial stability during your pending claim.