The loss of a limb is arguably the most devastating and life-changing event in any person’s life. Amputations, whether they are the result of a serious injury, infection, disease, diabetes, or cancer, can permanently alter the amputee’s life.
Moreover, the loss of a limb affects the lives of the amputee’s family members and close friends who assist the injured person with many lifestyle changes, physical limitations, emotional distress, and, of course, burdensome costs.
Following an amputation, an amputee must undergo a series of expensive medical procedures, rehabilitation, and extensive physical therapy sessions. The medical expenses caused by amputation can amount to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
Obviously, not everyone has that amount of money readily available in their pockets or savings accounts. If someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness is responsible for the loss of your limb, you should not bear the financial burden on your own.
Let our Kansas City amputation attorney from Peddicord & Townsend LLC, help you pursue maximum compensation for all the damages you incurred.
According to Amputee Coalition, an estimated two million people live with amputations in the U.S. Amputation can bring dramatic and permanent changes to the amputee’s day-to-day life.
Many of an amputee’s pre-amputation activities that he or she used to enjoy before the traumatic event fade into oblivion.
An amputee may require a great deal of support from his or her family members, friends, and healthcare providers to ensure emotional stability and be able to perform basic activities such as eating, walking, brushing teeth, sitting down, and others.
Generally, amputations fall into two categories: Traumatic and surgical.
Unlike surgical amputations, traumatic amputations are sudden, painful, can cause shock and death. Surgical amputation is usually performed under general anesthesia in a controlled hospital setting. Traumatic amputations can be partial or complete.
Each year, approximately 185,000 amputations occur in our country. Of these, at least 30,000 are traumatic. Motor vehicle accidents cause nearly a third of all traumatic amputations. Other causes of amputations include:
When another person or entity is to blame for your amputation or limb loss, a Kansas City amputations attorney can assist you with the investigation, determining liability, gathering evidence, and dealing with any legal issues that may arise when recovering damages.
Contact our lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend LLC, to evaluate how much your amputation case is worth. Your case may involve such damages and losses as medical expenses, physical therapy costs, loss of income, disability, loss of earning capacity; assisted the living, prosthetics and assistive devices, home renovations, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and many more.