Amarillo Amputation Injury Attorneys
Any amputation is traumatic, both physically and psychologically and can take a heavy toll on loved ones as well as the victim. Loss of a limb or limbs, affects every aspect of your life. You may not be able to return to work, care for your children as you did before, or engage in the activities you used to enjoy. Amputations can require ongoing medical care, rehabilitation and expensive prosthetics. The Amarillo bodily injury attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, can help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your existing losses and future needs.
Amputation can happen when an extremity is violently torn or severed from your body during an accident or as part of a medical procedure to remove a body part that has been severely damaged or infected. Accidents that can cause or lead to amputation include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Other types of motor vehicle accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Construction accidents
- Factory accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Drug injuries
- Defective medical device injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
Amputation can mean loss of:
- Fingers, or parts of fingers
Medical care after an amputation is often very extensive. Prosthetics are expensive, and therapy can be a long and grueling process. Learning to use prosthetics can be a long and difficult process. After some types of amputation, a wheelchair may be required. After amputation, you may experience neurological symptoms including phantom limb pains.
Of course, you may also have suffered other serious injuries in the accident that caused your amputation.
Other Consequences of Amputation
Amputations can cause permanent disabilities. They can prevent you from participating in the activities you used to enjoy. They can also prevent you from working again or force you to change the type of work you do.
Amputations can lead to:
- Altered self-identity
- Loss of self-esteem
- Severe depression
- Avoiding social situations
If someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your amputation injury, or if you were harmed by a defective product, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please call the Amarillo serious injury attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, at 806-372-WOOD (9663) or contact us online today.