Loss of limb due from an accident or medical negligence is a traumatic experiences. Amputation is one of the most devastating and life-changing injuries anyone can imagine. Amputations not only place stress on the victim’s family, but the injured victim requires assistance for the rest of their his/her life, not to mention expensive medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Amputation Injuries?
Most amputations occur in workplaces places where heavy machinery and equipment is used, for example, power presses, meat grinders, printing presses, drill presses, or milling machines. Although accidental amputations at work are usually covered under workers’ compensation laws, it is important for you to talk with legal counsel to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for pain and suffering or financial hardship.
Outside of the workplace, accidental amputations are often caused by medical malpractice. Surgical error and improper wound care can lead to unnecessary amputations.
If your amputation or lost limb was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another or by a dangerous or defective product, you have the legal right to make a personal injury claim to compensate you and/your family for your significant losses.
Although in the past 10 years many state legislatures have imposed limits (caps) on the amount of money you can receive in these types of cases, Arizona has no caps on recoverable damages. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, permanent disability, loss of current and future wages, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
The Importance of Qualified Legal Representation
Accidental amputations often result in excessive costs such as medical & surgical expenses, physical rehabilitation and therapy, and prescription medications. Amputation victims also often lose income and employment. The mental and emotional trauma associated with losing a limb can be substantial because of the drastic change to quality of life.
The burden of an amputation injury can be tremendous and your or your loved one should not have to cope with these injuries alone. Attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) understands the pressures and pains you are facing and will guide you in the right direction and assist you in recovering the most compensation possible to help ease the pain.
Free Case Evaluation — Call Amputation and Loss of Limb Lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston Today
Nate is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Your initial case evaluation is absolutely free and you don’t have to pay a dime unless Nate recovers money for you first.
If you’ve suffered an accidental amputation in Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale or the greater Phoenix area, contact Nate today to set up your free initial case evaluation by filling out the online form or by calling 602-652-2009.