Amputation Injury FAQs
What Are The Different Types Of Amputation?
Amputation or dismemberment can be the result of many different types of accidents, such as car accidents, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents and more. Unfortunately, these accidents usually require the victim to completely adjust and relearn how to do many everyday tasks. Amputations are divided into two categories, major and minor.
Major amputations are the following:
- Knee disarticulation
- Below your knee amputation
- Above your knee amputation
- Amputation of your forearm
- Amputation above your elbow
- Shoulder disarticulation
- Hip disarticulation
Minor amputations are the following:
- Partial foot amputation
- Ankle disarticulation
- Amputation of your fingers or toes
What Are Some Health Issues That Amputees May Face?
Many amputees end up getting fitted for a prosthetic to help improve their quality of life and ability to perform certain tasks. Unfortunately, some amputees will experience heterotopic ossification, which is a condition where the brain causes the bone to continue growing as opposed to forming scar tissue. For these people, additional surgeries are required before they can be fitted for prosthetics, delaying the healing process.
There is also a condition called “phantom limb” that many amputees experience. Phantom limb causes amputees to feel or experience sensations from the limb that is no longer there, often causing pain, itching, burning, or other unpleasant symptoms. Doctors believe that this is likely the result of a neural map emanating from the brain.
Learning to adjust to your new normal as an amputee can be a long, hard road. That’s why it’s important to contact a lawyer so you can receive fair compensation for your accident. You shouldn’t have to deal with the added stress of financial troubles while recovering, so let De Rose Lawyers help.
What Are Some Additional Challenges That Amputees May Face?
It’s not just about learning how to use your new prosthetic, it’s also about reclaiming your independence. During this period, it’s incredibly important that you get the mental health support you need.
Unfortunately, amputation or dismemberment is not an injury that you can recover from. You will be able to heal, but your body will never be the same. Therefore, it can take a huge toll on not just your physical, but also your mental health. Besides infection at the amputation site or stump pain, many amputees also experience depression, anxiety, and sometimes even PTSD.
How Long Do You Have To Pursue An Amputation Claim?
It’s important to meet with a lawyer as soon as you’re able to, when all of the details of your accident and injury are fresh. However, if you’ve needed to take time for yourself to decide how you’d like to move forward, that’s okay too. You have up to two years from the time of your injury to pursue legal action.
If the injury happened to someone under the age of 18, then the two-year time limit doesn’t begin until the child turns 18.
However, some exceptions to the law are in the cases of slip and falls. If your injuries are the result of a slip and fall on public property, you only have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality where you were injured. If the fall happened on private property, then you have 60 days to provide notice.
What Is The Average Payout For Amputation & Dismemberment?
Wondering what is the average payout for amputation or dismemberment? This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual dismemberment injury. Ultimately, the compensation you receive for your amputation injury will be based on the severity of your injuries, the quality of evidence you produce, and details relating to who was at fault. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here
Why Should I Hire An Amputation Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious, catastrophic accident that led to an amputation, you have the right to be compensated for your losses. It is important to seek assistance from an amputation injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues, allowing you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Our amputation injury lawyers at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process to make sure you are fairly compensated.
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