There are approximately 1.7 million Americans — or one out of every 200 men, women and children — who are living with an amputated or severed limb. For most of these people, the amputation was linked to a vascular disease like diabetes. The arm or leg was intentionally removed for the greater health of the patient.
But for many amputees in New York and New Jersey, their limb loss was the result of a traumatic accident — most typically a car crash.
Have you lost an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger or toe because of someone else’s negligent or careless conduct? Were you in an accident at work? You might be entitled to compensation.
The Ginarte law firm is accepting severed limb cases resulting from accidents such as:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents involving defective equipment
- Conveyor belt injuries
- Limbs mangled in factory presses, pulleys or gears
- Injuries from falling objects
- Fingers severed by power saws
- Burn injuries that require amputation
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Semi-truck and tractor-trailer crashes
- Dangerous and defective products
- Other accidents that result in a severed or amputated arm, leg, toe, hand, finger, thumb or other body part.
Severed Limb Side Effects
Losing a limb in a traumatic accident can have devastating effects. Victims will likely need physical, emotional and financial support. They will be permanently disabled. The pain associated with nerve damage can prevent them from ever resuming their jobs or former lifestyles.
Poor circulation in the residual limb can cause intense pain. This problem is often aggravated in cold weather, which reduces blood flow to the affected area. Victims might require massage therapy or pain-management therapy.
Upper-limb amputations account for the vast majority of all trauma-related amputations. Males are at a significantly higher risk than females.
Many amputees have to make extraordinary life adjustments to cope with their missing limb. They may need extensive rehabilitation to manage fundamental skills like standing, walking, bathing and dressing themselves. Everyday tasks that other people take for granted might be difficult or impossible for an amputee to perform.
Other adverse consequences of a severed limb:
- Increased risk of infection at the wound site
- A need for analgesics or pain-killing medications
- Sores and cysts at the injury site
- Psychological counseling for depression and diminished self-esteem
- Family counseling to educate relatives on how to assist the amputee
- Phantom pain in the missing limb.
Prosthetic limbs and attachments might be needed for mobility. These devices can be quite expensive. Sometimes they cause additional complications such as infections and abrasions.
Free Consultation with a New York | New Jersey Severed Limb Lawyer
Are you one of the 185,000 people who have had a limb amputation in the past year? Was the amputation caused by a car accident, workplace injury, equipment malfunction or another form of negligence?
If so, you are entitled to a free legal consultation with an experienced New Jersey | New York severed limb injury lawyer. The Ginarte law firm offers free case evaluations to anyone who has suffered an accidental limb amputation.
Our dedicated severed limb lawyers can help you obtain compensation for hospital bills, doctor fees, rehabilitation and therapy expenses, prosthetic devices, psychological counseling, lost income, decreased earning capacity, pain and suffering and more.
Call 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783) or use this online contact form to request your no-cost case review today.
who have been the victims of such injuries. Whether the accident occurred due to an automobile accident, a defective piece of machinery, or unsafe work practices at a construction site, our firm has extensive experience with these lawsuits.