You may deserve compensation for one or more amputated limbs. Liable parties may pay for your medical care, pain and suffering, and lost income. We may secure awards for any other losses related to your amputation.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC can provide an amputation or loss of limb medical malpractice lawyer serving Springfield. We will pursue full compensation for your loss of limb(s), and we offer a free consultation with no obligation.
What Costs Can You Recover Awards for After an Amputation or Loss of Limb?
An amputation may cause significant medical costs, per the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Your costs may include:
- Surgery to amputate your limb(s)
- Any return visits to the hospital for complications of your amputation
- Doctors’ visits
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Prosthetic limb(s)
- In-home and in-vehicle medical equipment
You may receive compensation for each of these costs. Your settlement or judgment may also cover:
Your amputation may cause long-term or permanent disability, depriving you of significant income. We may obtain coverage for both current and future lost income. Your compensation may also cover lost productivity and other costs related to your loss of work.
Pain and Suffering
Your lost limb may cause:
- Pain from your amputation
- Phantom limb pain (PLP), which Mayo Clinic explains is a problem for some amputation patients
- Psychological problems related to your amputation
- Loss of quality of life
We seek financial coverage of pain and suffering in all its forms.
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Who Is Eligible for Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Case?
You are generally eligible for compensation if someone’s negligence led to your amputation. Per the Legal Information Institute (LII), negligence occurs when:
- Someone owed you a duty of care (to act reasonably).
- That person did not act reasonably (violating their duty of care).
- The person’s unreasonable actions led to your amputation.
- You now have damages.
We will review your case and determine who is responsible for your amputation.
Who to Hold Accountable for Negligent Amputation or Loss of Limb
When you have suffered an amputation at the hands of your healthcare provider, you may be hoping to get justice. However, you may not be sure who is ultimately responsible for your loss of limb.
Anyone involved in the decision-making in your case could share responsibility. Some of these parties could include:
- Emergency room staff
- Hospital administrators
- The hospital
Your medical malpractice lawyer will take a close look at the details of your case to ensure all liable parties are held accountable in your amputation or loss of limb claim.
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What the Fitch Law Firm LLC Can Do for You in an Amputation or Loss of Limb Case
A lawyer from our team who serves the Springfield area will take on your case. Our firm handles each of your legal needs, including:
- An initial meeting to gather facts
- Determination of liability
- Calculation of losses
- Completion of your case
In addition to these duties, our team:
Hires Experts to Help With Your Case
If experts can help with your case, we hire them. These experts may:
- Reconstruct an accident that caused your amputation
- Testify specific aspects of your case
- Advise our team on factual matters
The hiring of experts comes at no additional cost to you.
Protects Your Rights
We deal with anyone who could threaten your rights. This includes:
- Insurance companies
- Any individual with unfavorable intentions
We deal with your case. You can recover while knowing that we are defending your rights.
Seeks Fair Compensation
We generally pursue settlements first. A settlement can provide the compensation that you deserve without the need for a trial. Every client’s case is different, though. We go to trial for you if it is the best option.
Having a lawyer from our firm handle your amputation case will allow you to tend to your health.
Why Choose the Fitch Law Firm LLC?
The Fitch Law Firm LLC has more than 30 years of experience helping clients seek fair compensation. Our results include:
- $2.65 million for a victim of medical negligence
- $1.45 million for a car accident victim
- $1.15 million for a truck accident victim
- $1.55 million for a victim of medical negligence
These are just a few of the many verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients. We will pursue the awards that you deserve.
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How Do We Serve Our Clients?
We have received excellent reviews from both our clients, and attorneys have referred cases to our firm. We serve our clients by:
- Handling the entirety of your case
- Helping you arrange medical appointments and other case-related dates
- Providing case updates
- Answering emails and phone calls
- Fighting for the compensation that you deserve
- We take a consistent approach to every case.
What Does Our Firm Charge for Your Case?
The Fitch Law Firm LLC works for contingency fees. You do not pay us any fee up front, and we only receive a portion of your winnings. If you do not receive winnings, then we do not receive our fee.
Additional Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer with Our Firm Serving Springfield
Hiring one of our lawyers allows you to:
- Focus completely on recovery
- Rehabilitate your injuries
- Improve your mental wellbeing
- Avoid the challenges of an insurance claim or lawsuit
Without one of our lawyers, you will be responsible for your medical malpractice case. This could be especially challenging if you have not handled an amputation-related case before.
Because you do not have to pay our firm anything out of pocket, there is no risk in hiring our team.
What to Expect from the Insurance Company in a Medical Malpractice Case
When you have suffered an amputation due to your healthcare provider’s negligence, you may have the opportunity to file a malpractice insurance claim against them. Many healthcare providers have purchased such coverage to protect them in cases of medical negligence.
After all, the healthcare industry, like other industries, has the potential for human error. With that in mind, dealing with the insurance company is not going to be as easy as you might have thought. Insurance companies often need to prioritize their own interests to protect their profit losses.
Fortunately, you can rely on your attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. They will never allow you to be pressured into accepting less from the insurance company than you are entitled to recover.
How Insurance Settlements Work
Insurance settlements are not designed to cover your damages in full. Instead, they compensate injury victims based on the type and amount of coverage the policyholder purchased.
For example, if the policyholder only purchased $50,000 in medical expenses coverage, but your damages amounted to more than $100,000, the insurance company will not cover any costs beyond $50,000.
Furthermore, insurance settlements do not always cover non-economic damages or certain types of economic losses, so filing a lawsuit may be in your best interest.
What to Expect If Your Amputation or Loss of Limb Case Goes to Court
Many injury victims hesitate to bring their cases to court because the trial process seems daunting. However, if you have an attorney at our firm on your side, they will ensure you are prepared for this next stage in your case.
At trial, the defendant will have an opportunity to present evidence to prove that they are not liable for causing your injuries. Your attorney will then provide additional evidence to support your case and refute the defense’s claims.
The jury will retire to delivery and review the evidence at hand. If the jury finds it in your favor, the defendant must compensate you for all of your losses.
Call the Fitch Law Firm LLC Today for Help with Your Springfield Claim
Hiring one of our medical malpractice lawyers for your amputation case in Springfield could lead to compensation for you. Your loss of limb(s) has likely caused several losses, and we will pursue a fair settlement or judgment.
Call the Fitch Law Firm LLC today for a free consultation.
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