Some of the most devastating accidents result in the entire loss of a limb
for some individuals. What are called surgical never events are mistakes
made by surgeons so egregious that, by their very nature, should never
occur. Mistakenly amputating a limb, or amputating, the incorrect limb,
is considered a surgical never event, meaning the surgeon committed such
negligence they could be sued for
Amputations can be devastating for people who have to experience them, but when the
wrong limb is amputated, a person can be left without two limbs by the
end of treatment. While one missing limb is hard enough, two missing limbs
could prevent people from working a regular job at all. Not only can it
stop you from earning a living, but it can be extremely traumatizing.
Because such injuries can affect someone for the rest of their life, cause
financial strain on a family, and cause stress by preventing a person
from working, Texas allows the victims of amputation or loss of limb to
sue for non-economic and economic damages.
Amputations are considered a type of catastrophic injury, which means victims
are likely to get higher damages than another type of
personal injury case. This compensation is to make up for a lifetime of recovery and rehabilitation.
The state of Texas has a strict statute of limitation for filing claims,
so as soon as you know you are injured, seek the advice of an experienced
catastrophic injury attorney. If the government was somehow responsible for your injury, you have an
even shorter timeframe to work with (six months). Texas is also a comparative
fault state, meaning your compensation will drop in correlation with how
responsible you were. However, if your physician and medical staff were
100% at fault for your injury, you will receive full compensation.
Texas also has a limitation on how much you can recover for non-economic
damages, such as pain and suffering. People can only collect up to $250,000
in such cases; however, they can receive more for economic losses, such
as medical bills and rehabilitation costs.
If you need help filing a claim, speak to our skilled attorneys. They are
dedicated to helping people seek compensation for injuries.
Call us at (210) 265-6543 today!