Service Category: Employment Law

Employment Wrongful Discharge, Harassment, Discrimination, Whistleblowers Cases

Employees who lose their jobs or suffer other adverse employment actions as a result of race discrimination, religious discrimination, sexual harassment or gender discrimination, discrimination based on marital status, gender identity discrimination, age discrimination, and national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, discrimination based on medical condition (cancer & HIV/AIDS), sexual orientation or other protected characteristics may have a claim for wrongful termination. Similarly, employees who lose their jobs in retaliation for complaining of such discrimination also may have claims for wrongful termination. The leading Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys of McElfish Law Firm have extensive experience assisting victims of wrongful termination. Our employment attorneys have recovered substantial settlements for clients in all types of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment cases.

Traumatic and Surgical Amputations of Limbs

A traumatic amputation occurs when an accident or unanticipated incident causes a person to lose a limb. In some cases, if the medical team is able to work quickly, the limb may be reattached. If not, it is likely that the injured party will need to undergo surgery to treat the injury. A surgical amputation occurs if the blood supply to an injured limb is lost, the cells in the tissue within the limb will die. This condition is called necrosis. Once this happens, the tissue cannot be repaired and reconstruction is generally no longer an option. If the person’s injury does not heal and necrosis has set in, amputation may be the only option. Serious injuries affecting the legs, feet, and toes may result in a lower-limb amputation, whereas upper-limb amputations affect the fingers, hands, and arms.

Amputations Require Extensive Medical Care

Amputations require extensive medical care and expenses, including emergency hospital bills, doctor appointments, follow-up care, and prescription medications, amputation and reconstructive surgery, extensive expenses for acute care and re-hospitalization associated with the limb injury, lost wages and loss of future earning potential, prosthetic devices, mobility aids, and any training and maintenance that may be needed and inpatient rehabilitation therapy and outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Medical equipment may also be necessary to accommodate the disability including ramps, wheelchairs, lifts, home and car modifications, among others

Amputations Are Caused by Accidents

There are endless examples of how an accident can cause an amputation from an auto accident, a fall, an electrocution, a defective elevator or door or in the most graphic cases where limbs are run over by vehicles, including cars, trucks and trains. We have the experience necessary to assess, litigate and try to verdict any case involving an amputation which require specialized experts. We will present to the jury the cause of the amputation and demonstratively explain to the jury the life-long pain and suffering and medical expenses and equipment that will be required

Life Care & Future Damages

Many of our clients suffer from injuries, whether orthopedic, spinal or brain-related which are likely to last for decades or perhaps for the rest of their lives. We routinely retain life care experts to offer opinions on the needs that our client will have for future care to address their medical needs deep into the future, and we have decades of experience presenting these issues to juries to support a substantial future damages award. Most of our life care experts are nurses or rehabilitation experts that have decades of training in medical care, home care and medical devices, including home and auto modifications. With our trial experience we make sure juries understand that future damages, both economic and non-economic, are substantial damages that can and should be awarded to our clients.