The loss of a limb or limbs will permanently change your life. Although you may still be able to do many of the things you did before, you will live life differently. Many others, though, find they are unable to work, unable to do many household chores, and unable to enjoy their life to the fullest.
If you have lost a limb as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to get compensation for the changes in your life. Please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today to talk to a local attorney who can help.
Traumatic Amputation Injury
Traumatic amputation is when your limb, such as a finger, toe, arm, or leg, is removed from your body by extreme force. Some of the most common causes for amputation injury include:
Other machinery accidents
Amputations may be due to crushing injury to the body part or a severing of the body part.
When the body part has been severed, it may be reattachable, but in many cases the nerves may be too damaged to enable function to be restored. In some cases, a reattached limb may have to be removed later and replaced with a more functional prosthetic.
Medical Malpractice Amputations
Unfortunately, medical malpractice often results in limb amputation. A failure to recognize or properly treat infections during hospitalization can cause the infection to spread so that amputation becomes the only treatment option. Infections may be acquired before entering the hospital, but in many cases the infection is actually acquired in a hospital.
Another cause of amputation is wrong site surgery, which may involve the amputation of a healthy body part rather than one with disability or illness, which will still have to be removed.
Compensation in Amputation Injury Lawsuits
When you have lost a limb due to the negligence of another person or persons, you may be able to get compensation for the loss. Your compensation may include:
Medical bills, including prosthetic limbs and necessary functional and mobility aids
Personal support and aid if you have to hire help with daily tasks
Diminished quality of life
Pain and suffering
What damages are appropriate in your case depends on the specifics of your amputation injury.
To maximize your chance of getting appropriate compensation, work with an attorney experienced in amputation injury cases. At AccidentAttorneys.org, we only work with attorneys who have been recognized by their peers as being exceptional personal injury lawyers.
To talk to a local amputation injury attorney, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.