Injuries resulting in amputation, whether complete or partial, is life altering. Following amputation surgery, months of recovery is required. Many victims of amputation continue to experience severe pain seemingly from the now missing portion of the amputated extremity. This phenomena is commonly described as “phantom pain.” In other instances, based on the type and location of the amputation injury, a prosthetic device is unavailable based on current technology.
Victims of amputation experience significant, if not total, loss of ability to earn money, and more often than not will require attendant care in the future. A Life Care Plan should be developed to assure that the victim has sufficient monies to pay for future medical care and attendant care, as well as prosthetics and other technological aids as they may be required presently and in the future.
These basic needs are often dwarfed by the severe loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life and mental anguish the victim of amputation will experience for the remainder of their life.
Amputation can result from a multitude of causes, including motor vehicle accidents, , pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle and recreational vehicle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, premises security incidents, boating and cruise ship incidents, amongst others.
Our firm has extensive experience in representing clients who have sustained life altering amputation. We are qualified to handle amputation cases irrespective of its originating cause. We have interviewed, retained, and prepared for deposition and trial numerous expert witnesses including neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedists, physiatrists, directors of rehabilitation centers focusing on amputation, life expectancy experts, life care planners; bio-mechanical experts; and countless others.
All cases are handled on the assumption that trial will likely be necessary. Consequently, as the trial date approaches, the firm prides itself on using innovative trial aids including but not limited to computer animations; models; and demonstrative summaries on both liability and damages.
Some of the practice areas from which amputation can arise include:
Cruise Ship Accidents
SCUBA, Jet Ski, & Parasailing Accidents
Ocean, Fresh Water, and Swimming Pool Accidents
Industrial, Transportation Facility, and Construction Site Accidents