12 Jul Why You Need an Attorney After an Amputation
After an amputation, you need an attorney. Some amputations are the result of serious diseases, such as diabetes. In many cases, limbs are lost because of accidents. When this occurs, it is known as “traumatic amputation.” In the American Journal of Surgery, the main cause of injury for amputees was blunt trauma: making up 85 percent of the cases. The most common causes of accidental traumatic amputation injuries are as follows:
- Traffic Accidents (including bicycles, trains, motorcycles)
- Workplace/factory/construction accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Building and Car door accidents
- Electrocution accidents
Limb loss is way more common than you would think. About two million people live in the U.S living with limb loss, and nearly 25 percent of all amputations are due to traumatic accidents. After an amputation, amputations may necessitate physical therapy, a prosthesis, and other subsequent medical treatment.
Depending on the nature of the amputation, many victims are not able to walk and live in extreme pain. Also, learning to live with a modification to your body is never easy. Standard bodily functions can suddenly be a significant task that you may need assistance with.
Besides, mental health is a concern for many people after suffering blunt trauma. In addition to the traumatic experiences that cause the amputation surgery, to begin with, many amputees have a low sense of pride. When it comes to having to rely on your loved ones and medical professionals to take care of you so suddenly, it can be challenging to adjust.
Injury has a way of devastating finances as well. Many of those that have to live through amputation may have to suffer a loss of income and other damages. That is when a personal injury attorney is needed. Baggett McCall knows how the negligence of another can change your life forever. If you have been involved in an accident and need an attorney to fight for the compensation that you deserve, choose your lawyer wisely.