Amputations & Limb Loss

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