Seeking Compensation for Dismemberment
Amputation surgery may be necessary after a severe fracture, a crush injury, infection, muscle or tissue death, or medical error. Whether the injury occurred after a vehicle accident, work accident or because of medical malpractice, you may be able to recover compensation from the negligent party.
The surgery is just the beginning of a lengthy recovery period, however. A person who loses a limb, hand or foot typically needs long-term medical care that may include pain management, physical and occupational rehabilitation, and psychotherapy. Even with help from physicians and therapists, amputation patients often suffer physical and mental complications.
"If you or a family member suffered an injury that required amputation surgery, contact a Baton Rouge amputation injury lawyer today. We will work hard to determine liability and pursue compensation for your losses. We understand that you and your family are facing a challenging road ahead, and will do everything possible to help you move forward." · Attorney Peyton Murphy · Contact Murphy Law Firm
Complications of Amputations
Depending on the location of the amputation, you may be unable to return to work or engage in day-to-day activities. Victims may also be faced with a lifetime of pain and require long-term medical care.
The effects and complications of a partial or complete amputation may include:
- Loss of mobility
- Phantom pain
- Wound pain
- Delayed wound healing
- Pain in the residual limb
- Poor fit of prosthesis
- Emotional trauma
The emotional side effects of suffering an amputation can be significant. Adjusting to life with a disfiguring and/or disabling injury is difficult and may cause depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and withdrawal from social activities.
The cost of prostheses and the medical care necessary after an amputation are significant. In addition, you may need compensation to cover the cost of lost income, and modifying your home and vehicles.
Contact a Louisiana Loss of Limb Injury Lawyer · Free Initial Consultations
Call 225-928-8800 in Louisiana, 800-734-6545 toll-free, or contact Murphy Law Firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney from our firm.