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It’s hard to imagine a personal injury that affects a person’s life more profoundly than the loss of a limb. After a traumatic amputation, many people are unable to work in their field or adjust to other work. Limb amputation also significantly affects the quality of the victim’s life, rendering them unable to enjoy activities they once took for granted. Returning to their normal, everyday lifestyle is nearly impossible, and life with such a traumatic limb injury often encompasses mounting medical bills and years of pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important to protect your legal rights and seek justice for the catastrophic injuries you’ve experienced. At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, our Ohio and Kentucky personal injury lawyers can help you explore your legal options and pursue fair and full compensation for your losses. We provide knowledgeable guidance and strong advocacy in a range of personal injury matters to clients across Kentucky and Ohio.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Kentucky or Ohio amputation injury attorney.
What is an Amputation Injury?
An amputation injury occurs when a traumatic accident, such as a car accident or devastating surgical error, takes place and leaves a victim’s body part completely severed. The amputated body part can be an entire limb, such as an arm or leg, or it can be a foot, hand, or finger. All of these amputation injuries are catastrophic and can leave a victim with a lifetime of challenges and medical bills ahead of them.
In some cases, the severed limb may be reattached if all the proper precautions are taken to preserve the limb. For example, some accidents may cause partial amputations. Partial amputations are when soft-tissue connections are still intact between the amputated limb and the victim’s body. Depending on the circumstances, the limb may be able to be reattached. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, and the victim stands to lose an integral part of their body forever.
What are Common Causes Of Amputation Injuries?
Amputation injuries can be caused by a wide range of circumstances, including:
- Car accidents: Even with the many built-in safety mechanisms in modern vehicles, we still see our fair share of catastrophic injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents in Ohio and Kentucky. Distracted driving, fatigued driving, driving under the influence of drugs, drunk driving, speeding, and reckless driving are some of the most common causes of auto accident injuries. If you or a loved one suffered an amputation injury due to the negligence of another driver, speak with our experienced Covington and Cincinnati car accident attorneys as soon as possible to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
- Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian accidents tend to be particularly devastating because of the sheer impact between a motor vehicle and an unprotected pedestrian. Even in bike accidents where the victim is wearing a helmet, which may or may not protect against serious head and brain injuries, the rest of their body is still vulnerable to the traumatic impact and may lead to something as horrific as the loss of a limb.
- Defective products: Defective products such as malfunctioning machines and equipment, defective tires or brakes, or malfunctioning medical devices can cause devastating injuries, such as amputation injuries, to consumers. Unfortunately, proving an entity’s liability can be an extremely complex task. Our Kentucky and Ohio product liability attorneys have the resources, knowledge, and determination to try complex product liability cases.
- Child injuries: We expect children to sustain a few minor injuries during their younger years, but something no parent can or should have to anticipate is their child’s limb amputation. Anything from pediatric medical malpractice to a serious auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be responsible for such catastrophic injuries.
- Birth injuries: Serious injuries, including limb injury and traumatic amputation, can occur if a medical professional does not provide the proper care to both mother and child during labor and delivery. If your child sustained a permanent disability such as a loss of limb during childbirth, our Covington birth injury attorneys will conduct a full investigation into your case and make sure that the negligent physician and/or other medical professionals are held legally responsible.
- Medical malpractice: If a healthcare provider fails to provide adequate treatment, fails to take the required action, or provides inferior treatment and the patient suffers a severed body part as a result, this would be considered a case of medical malpractice. This may be a result of a failure to diagnose a condition that later resulted in the need for a surgical amputation, or it could be caused by a terrible mistake made while operating on a patient. Either way, if you or a loved one experienced an amputation injury due to the negligence or neglect of a health care practitioner, our Ohio and Kentucky medical malpractice attorneys can help.
These are just a few examples of the many ways in which a person may suffer the loss of a limb. In handling your case, our personal injury lawyers at TLF will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine how the injury was caused and to identify all liable parties. Our lawyers will consult with leading experts in medicine, life-care planning, economics, and other fields who help us assess damages in amputation accident cases.
Life After an Amputation Injury
No one can comprehend the pain and suffering that comes with an amputated limb injury until they’ve lived through it themselves. In addition to the initial pain that comes with experiencing a severed body part, the victim also faces serious complications such as shock, excessive bleeding, and infection. In most cases, the victim also suffers what is known as “phantom pain,” which is intense pain in the region where the loss of limb took place.
Though new prosthetic devices are constantly being introduced and improved, these prosthetics are often extremely expensive and cannot make up for the lost body part. What’s more, amputees often face serious psychological trauma following such an event, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It is also not uncommon for victims to become excessively irritable once faced with the struggles that come with amputations. A decreased or complete loss of mobility, reduced earning capacity, and the inability to complete everyday tasks are just some of the frustrations that may present themselves in the victim’s new life.
Limb Loss Compensation
The medical costs in a loss of limb case are often astronomical. There are several things that need to be considered when determining a compensation settlement value. Our Covington and Cincinnati injury lawyers will fight to make sure you receive a fair settlement that encompasses all of your present and future financial needs. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to trial and ensure that the courts award non-economic damages and economic damages that make up the maximum value of your claim.
Economic damages we will fight for include:
- Medical expenses, including:
- Hospital fees
- Surgical fees
- Prosthetic devices
- Both inpatient and outpatient care
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of employment
- Loss of earning potential
- Economic value of domestic services
The non-economic damages we will pursue include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
- And more
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Amputation Injury Victims?
If you or a family member have suffered a devastating amputation injury brought on by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to pursue maximum compensation for your losses. However, without the help of competent legal counsel, it can be difficult to ensure that you are getting the most out of your claim. That is why, for such serious injuries like these, it is imperative that you equip the help of a skilled personal injury attorney to help with your loss of limb case.
When you seek the help of a dedicated personal injury lawyer like those at TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we will guide you through the entire legal process and handle every legal matter for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Our lawyers are well-versed in both Ohio and Kentucky law and we know what it takes to pursue rightful compensation for things like medical costs and pain and suffering from the at-fault party. Once a formal attorney-client relationship is established, we will handle everything from filing your claim with the insurance company to settlement negotiations to fighting for you at trial, if necessary. Once we take on your case, you become a part of our team, and we’ll fight for you as such.
The best thing you can do for yourself following a traumatic accident resulting in a loss of limb is to reach out to the Kentucky and Ohio amputation injury lawyers at TLF. We’ll provide a free case evaluation to determine the feasibility of your claim and, if possible, work aggressively to help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.
Contact An Amputation Injury Lawyer From TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury due to the negligence of another, our personal injury lawyers at TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm are here to protect your rights.
Our entire team is dedicated to helping victims obtain justice from the at-fault party for today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s. We’ll leave no stone unturned in helping our injured clients pursue just compensation for their losses.
In addition to amputations, our Cincinnati and Covington personal injury attorneys are also equipped to provide assistance in a range of other legal issues that leave innocent victims injured, including radiology errors, product liability, wrongful death claims, and more.
You shouldn’t have to suffer through both the trauma that comes with a loss of limb and the financial struggles that accompany it. Let our compassionate injury lawyers help you. Contact TLF online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced attorney from our firm today.
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We are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us as your legal counsel, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial damages.