What To Know About Amputation Injuries
No matter the cause, amputation injuries are catastrophic for the victims. An amputation can be caused by disease, injury, infection, or traumatic event. Regardless of how, an amputation injury changes a person’s life forever. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that required the amputation of a body part, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to zealously advocate for the compensation you deserve. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your claims with an attorney.
What Causes Amputation Injuries?
Amputation injuries can happen in many different ways. An amputation can be caused by medical malpractice, where a doctor fails to identify and treat underlying medical issues that lead to the eventual amputation of a limb, such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, or bone cancer. Amputation injuries are also an occupational hazard in many types of professions, such as construction site workers. A crushing injury on a worksite can often lead to the amputation of that body part. Traumatic events, such as a car accident, can also amputation injuries. This can occur either during the event itself, where force or shrapnel removes a body part, or in the resulting medical treatment if healthcare professionals cannot save the limb.
Compensation for Amputation Injuries
Receiving full and fair compensation for an amputation injury is critical for accident victims. Unlike other types of injuries, where the victim has a chance of making a full recovery after an accident, an amputation injury results in the permanent removal of a body part. This often means extensive medical care, rehabilitation, medical devices to replace the missing limb or body part, and a lifetime of specialized care for the victim. All of these impacts of an amputation injury, both present and future, must be taken into account when fighting for the compensation you deserve for your claims.
Damages from an amputation injury include both economic and noneconomic damages stemming from the accident. Economic damages refer to the out of pocket costs caused by the amputation injury. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. An amputation can create significant hardship when it comes to employment, and in some cases can remove a person from their career field entirely. Noneconomic damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and disfigurement. For an amputation victim, the noneconomic damages can be significant. Talk to an experienced amputation accident lawyer today to learn the true scope of compensation you are owed for this type of injury.
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The victim of an amputation accident deserves to be fully compensated for their loss. If you would like to learn more about amputation accidents from a Nashville personal injury lawyer, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free consultation of your claims.