Amputation Injury Attorneys in Jackson, MS
Recovering Compensation After Limb Loss Injuries
One of the most significant losses our clients suffer in car crashes and other accidents is the loss of a limb. According to John Hopkins Medicine, approximately 2 million people in the United States are living with limb loss injuries, and more than 185,000 amputations take place every year. While infections, birth defects, and vascular diseases (i.e. diabetes) cause and contribute to amputations, 45% of limb loss injuries are traumatic amputations.
A traumatic amputation is the loss of a body part that occurs as the result of an accident or injury. If you have lost a finger, toe, arm, leg, or another body part to a preventable accident, ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP can help you with the aftermath.
All you have to do is call us at (601) 265-6869 today.
What Causes Amputation Injuries?
All kinds of situations can lead to traumatic amputations. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are instances of trauma that can involve high speeds and sharp metal, and workplace accidents can involve dangerous equipment and machinery.
Other causes of amputations we have seen at our firm include:
- Dog attacks
- Hunting accidents
- Wrong limb/ wrong patient surgery
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Being hit by a car
If you have been injured in any of the situations above, or even one that is not listed, do not hesitate to get in touch. Anytime you lose a limb to another’s negligence, our Jackson amputation injury lawyers can help.
Recovering From an Amputation Injury
Because traumatic amputations do not involve disease or infection, the severed limb can sometimes be reattached. If you take care of your severed body part and stump (residual limb) immediately after the accident, doctors may be able to save your limb. This is also true with partial amputations, where some soft-tissue connection remains.
In many cases, however, victims lose their severed body parts completely. Patients often suffer bleeding, shock, and infection, and their outcome will depend on the care they receive in the emergency room and beyond.
The success of rehabilitation depends on many factors, including:
- The level and type of amputation
- Resulting impairments and disabilities
- The overall health of the patient
- Family support
Losing your limb can lead to difficulties with self-image, self-care, and mobility. You may be unable to work, walk, or live a normal life.
Certain rehabilitative programs and assistive devices may help you heal and recover some independence, but your life will never be the same as it was before the accident.
Additionally, obtaining the care and resources you need may be expensive. This can be an especially difficult burden to bear if you have missed work or lost your ability to work because of your accident and injury.
Amputees need the following treatment and services to survive and thrive, none of which come for free:
- Treatments for wound healing and stump care
- Rehabilitative activities and exercises
- Fitting and use of artificial limbs (prostheses)
- Pain management for the wound and phantom pain
- Emotional support and therapy
- Assistive care and devices
- Nutritional counseling
- Occupational counseling
- Increased accessibility in the home
- Patient and family education
An amputation rehabilitation team can consist of 15 or more providers and specialists, all of whom need to be paid. You may be wondering where all these resources are going to come from.
How an Attorney Can Help
With the right care and resources, amputees can live fulfilling lives. You deserve these care and resources, and if someone else caused the accident that led to your amputation, you should not have to pay for them by yourself.
Our attorneys can help you file a lawsuit, which can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Missed work
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitative care
- Loss of income
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Get Started Today
‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is a results-oriented firm with your best interests in mind. Our attorneys fight for you inside and outside of the courtroom, and your trustworthy lawyer will be available for you 24/7 throughout your case. We have successfully resolved over 5,000 cases, and we want to help you, too.
Get started today with a free consultation – call us at (601) 265-6869 or contact us online for the legal support you need during this difficult time.