Jacksonville Amputation Injury Lawyers
Our Jacksonville amputation injury lawyers are helping seriously injured since 1978. If you have suffered an amputation of the arm or leg at work, in a vehicle accident, or if it was caused by medical negligence, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Abbott Law Group, P.A. for a free consultation.
An amputation is a life-changing event that may be like stepping into another world. It changes the quality of life forever. Adjusting to disability is a long-term process, and even the most ordinary activities have to be relearned.
The Abbott Law Group amputation lawyers have a long track record of helping amputees who have lost a limb or extremity due to negligence and neglect.
Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity such as:
The procedure might be necessary to treat a severe injury (from a vehicle accident, workplace injury, or burn injury), a serious infection that does not get better, or cancerous tumor. The goal of amputation is to increase chances of survival and to prevent further complications.
Causes of Amputation
The main causes of limb loss are:
- vascular disease (54%),
- trauma (45%),
- cancer (less than 2%).
Trauma is preventable in many cases and may occur in:
- Auto, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian accidents. Crushing injuries and the loss of oxygen in the limbs may result in amputation.
- Construction site accidents. A workplace can result in severe injuries – crushed by heavy equipment, falling from heights, having heavy objects fall on you.
- Medical malpractice injuries. Allowing an infection to spread, misreading the medical records, misdiagnosing an illness can result in a wrongful amputation.
- Working around heavy equipment
Amputation Caused by Medical Negligence
The amputation might become necessary if the limb or extremity is badly damaged in an accident that it cannot be medically repaired or if there was an infection due to the surgical error or failure to diagnose. Most cases involving amputations involve post-operative infections or other complications after the surgical procedure is performed.
Limb Loss Statistics
- Nearly 2 million people are living with limb loss in the United States.
- Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year.
- The main causes of limb loss are vascular disease (54%), trauma (45%) and cancer (less than 2%).
Amputation Injury Compensation Attorney
The loss of a limb has long-lasting effects for the victim and the victim’s family and our attorneys will work diligently to recover:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
Contact Our Jacksonville Amputation Injury Attorney
An amputation is a traumatic event and you should not have to worry about your medical and financial responsibilities. Our accomplished Florida amputation attorneys are here to help you move on with your life and to lead you through the complex legal process. Call us today at (904) 292-1111 or fill out our free case evaluation form online.
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