Q: My mom has been complaining about leg pain for months (wasn't treated), now her leg is amputated. Medical malpractice?
Unfortunately no lawyer and I doubt any medical professional can conclude there has been negligence by any medical professional just based upon this fact. However it may be worth obtaining all records to see if all certain medical protocols that were followed along with any issue of misdiagnosis after reviewing the records with another medical doctor or an attorney. Much may Also depend on what your mom reported and to who and how long she was suffering before and after first medical evaluation as well as all her medical history. It would really help to know what the diagnosis was and timeline as well as all the facts. So no easy way other than get all the records and also ask does your mom believe someone failed her? Does the current treating md think there was something missed or have she been told there was any mistake in amputation ?
Too many questions and facts all need to be explored at this time but if you have concerns speak to a lawyer and or a physician
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
I agree with Mr. Feldman. More information is necessary. Medical malpractice would be based upon a breach of a duty of care; additional facts are necessary to make that determination. Good luck
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