About Amputation Injuries
Amputation is the removal of a body part by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. Every day in the United States, about 500 amputations are performed due to injuries suffered in accidents. Of those 500 people who have an amputation, 60% are male and 40% are female. The leading cause of accidental amputations is crush injuries followed by avulsion injuries and then degloving injuries.
Post-amputation complications can impact the victim’s quality of life. Sometimes amputees have the sensation that their limb is still attached to the body. That can manifest in sharp and shooting pain, numbness, a burning or tingling feeling, or the sense that the missing part is in an odd position or moving on its own. Other complications include future surgeries, vascular problems and orthopedic issues, which can require lengthy hospital stays and rehabilitation.
Causes of Amputation Accidents
Workplace accidents: According to the National Center for Occupational Safety and Public Health, 18,600 amputations in the U.S. during one recent year were the result of work-related injuries. Accidents typically occur in industries where the use of heavy equipment is required, such as in manufacturing, transportation, construction and farm settings.
Motor Vehicle Wrecks
Millions of Americans are injured in car and motorcycle accidents every year. Extremities can be crushed or burned so badly that they cannot be repaired by surgery.
Malfunctioning home power tools and recreational sports equipment may also lead to amputations.
Irreparable damage to veins and arteries after a dog bite can require fingers or other parts of the body to be removed, particularly if proper care is not given to the severed part after the injury.
Our goal is simple:
To Be the Best Amputation Injury Lawyers For You
The experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at The Durst Law Firm have helped many people who have had to suffer through the loss of a limb due to someone else’s negligence. Our goal is to provide you with the most outstanding legal representation possible, not only by marshaling our considerable experience, dedication, trial lawyering ability, and grit to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict in your case, but by treating you – and every one of our clients – with dignity, respect and compassion. Let us represent you in your amputation injury case.
Contact the Durst Law Firm today at (513) 621-4999 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
When you work with the Durst Law Firm, you can expect us to:
Provide you with the support and guidance you need during this very overwhelming time.
Actually listen to what you have to say and use your side of the story as the foundation for our investigation.
Conduct an exhaustive examination into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your case.
Gather and scrutinize relevant evidence (police reports, witness accounts, footage, etc) as we work to determine causation, fault, and liability.
Take care of all communication with interested parties, including insurance providers.
Work to disprove or minimize the effect of any claims that you share responsibility for the crash.
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