Loss of limb and amputation injuries
When you get into a devastating crash, and part of your body is either severed or crushed as a result, this is a loss of limb injury, also called an amputation injury. In most cases, you will be rushed to a hospital, where a surgeon will amputate, or remove, the injured body part.
Amputation injuries can be partial or full. A partial amputation injury occurs where there is still come connective tissue remaining, which means doctors may be able to reattach the body part. A full amputation results in the loss of the limb or body part.
Lawyers who understand the short- and long-term effects of amputation
As explained by Medline Plus, serious complications often accompany amputation injuries. Our attorneys have handled amputee cases with a variety of medical complications, including:
- Bleeding is an immediate concern at the time of the loss. Depending on the location of the injury, the loss of blood can be substantial, particularly without immediate medical treatment.
- The extreme trauma of an amputation, along with the sudden loss of blood, can force the victim into a state of shock. The victim may pass out or stop responding to stimuli.
- The injured tissue of an amputation is prone to infection without appropriate medical care. Physicians generally prescribe medication to ward off possible infections.
Any time an amputee develops an infection at the site of the injury, there is the additional risk of that patient developing a condition like sepsis. Sepsis can be deadly if it is not caught and treated immediately.
What causes injuries leading to the loss of a limb?
Loss of limb injuries are among the most devastating injuries there are. The most common causes include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Medical errors
- Construction site errors
- Incidents involving heavy machinery
- Being crushed between two objects
- Falling objects
Most of the time, another person’s negligence is the root cause of the injury. A defective press, a speeding driver, a distracted crane operator: each of these can result in the injured party needing to have a body part amputated in order to save his or her life.
Aggressively seeking compensation for the cost of long-term treatment
In addition to investigating what happened and assessing all potential sources of compensation, we work with your doctors and medical specialists to adequately characterize your injuries. Our experienced Phoenix loss of limb attorneys diligently work to understand and quantify the loss of function you must overcome. Your entire life is impacted by this injury, along with the lives of your family or caregivers.
Our mission in catastrophic injury cases is constant: restoring as much comfort, independence and convenience to our clients’ lives as possible. We have a strong understanding of the needs of amputees, including available adaptive equipment and rehabilitation options. For both adult and child amputee victims, it is essential to obtain accurate projections of care needs over time. A prosthetic device may require replacement once or several times over the years, and new, better products will likely emerge. You or your family may need ongoing counseling or vocational retraining. The list goes on, and we have the knowledge and experience to account for these variables as we seek just compensation in your case. We know that obtaining just compensation is critical for restoring confidence and stability, and we are committed to helping you regain control of your life.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
Contact a trusted Phoenix loss of limb lawyer today
Plattner Verderame, P.C., serving Arizona and nationwide clients since 1991, is committed to righteous legal action in valid personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our skilled Phoenix personal injury attorneys strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we represent without sacrificing our compassion or integrity along the way. Contacting us for a personal injury consultation will cost you nothing up front. If we take your case, you will owe nothing unless and until you receive compensation. Call us at 602-266-2002 or toll free 888-657-3573 for a free consultation. You can also contact us online.