Phillips Law Firm Can Handle Your Amputation Injury Claim
Amputation in Washington State can be caused when a limb(s) are crushed or severed in a car accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or work place accident. Amputees face a series of challenges after the accident that can be life changing and require compensation in order to cope with the changes in their future. The experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Firm will help you seek proper compensation for your injury.
What Causes Amputation?
Negligent driving is DUI, speeding, and other reckless behavior that can cause a wreck and change an innocent victim’s life forever.
Sometimes a personal injury is so severe that, though the amputation does not happen immediately, doctors realize that they can’t save the limb.
Infection is rampant in some public and private medical care facilities which can cause some patients to lose a limb when they shouldn’t have.
Improper signage and policies that have worker safety in mind can lead to a devastating amputation injury.
Lack of Training
Many amputation injuries are caused by lack of training on dangerous industrial machines (augers, presses, etc).
Lack of Supervision
Studies have shown that a lack of supervision on a job site can lead to a serious increase in worker injury, many requiring amputation.
Statistics have shown that there are nearly 1,000 botched medical procedures every day in the United States. A portion of these lead to amputation.
What Are Some Amputation Complications?
Amputation means severed nerves. When nerve ends heal, they can potentially form into a chaotic ball called a neuroma that can send constant pain messages to the brain.
Bad Surgical Technique
Amputations that are performed surgically involve folding the skin over the exposed wound. If this procedure is poorly performed, it can cause a thin pad of skin or fat deposits at the end of the stump, with painful complications arising later.
The end of the bone where the amputation occurred sometimes develops tiny spurs, which may cause irritation of adjacent muscles and severe pain with movement.
Aging causes blood flow to decrease to the amputated area, skin gets thinner and your muscles and fat pads become smaller. This can effect the way a prosthesis fits and increases the chance of infection.
If the residual limb is not used and exercised, it will get progressively weaker and the bones will get softer and easier to damage.
Phantom pain is very common and involves the amputee feeling the limb as if it were there. Amputees feel the sensation on and off all of their lives.
We will seek compensation on your amputation injury for:
Emergency, hospital, and fees.
Ongoing medical costs
Physical and mental therapy, pharmaceuticals, and speech therapy.
Loss of income
Lost wages and potential income.
Pain and suffering
We seek general damages and special damages.
Lost quality of life
Due to permanent personal injury or other factors.
Get Started With Your Free Amputation Injury Case Evaluation
Our amputation injury lawyers are dedicated to getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. Call Phillips Law Firm at 1-800-708-6000. We are waiting to assist you 24/7, with a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.