A traumatic amputation refers to an unplanned, accidental loss of a body part,such as a finger or an arm. Amputations can be partial, meaning the body part is still attached by soft tissue to the body, or complete, meaning the limb or digit is completely severed from the body.
Traumatic amputations occur in all kinds of ways, including in motor vehicle accidents, bike accidents, boating accidents, animal attacks, or through the use of a defective product (e.g. power tools)
It is hard to imagine the pain, fear, and horror a person who severs a limb must go through. Even after the initial physical and emotional trauma, the amputee faces a lot. He or she will likely need a number of medical procedures to treat and stabilize the affected area. Additionally, although vascular surgery and prosthetic devices have come a long way over the years, a reattached limb or a prosthetic limb will never fully replace what was lost.
To get to maximum recovery, an amputee may incur astronomical costs. These costs may include:
- Extensive Medical Bills
- Painful Rehabilitation
- The Costs of Fitting and Replacing a Prosthetic Limb
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Severe Emotional Pain and Suffering That May Warrant Counseling or Treatment with Medication
- A Need for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic amputation because of the negligence of someone else or because of a defective product, you may be entitled to money damages. While no amount of money can restore the limb that has been lost, a successful claim can help ease the financial burden of a traumatic amputation injury. If you think you might have a claim, call Bode & Collins, P.L.C. at 480.355.5020 today to speak to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
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If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic amputation because of someone else’s negligence or a defective product, call or contact us today. Initial consultations are free. If we take your case we will front all costs and work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless and until there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.