A patient suffers an amputation when part or all of a limb or digit is removed or lost, such as an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, or toe.

Amputations can be the result of violent accidents, such as truck accidents or construction accidents. In other cases, an amputation becomes medically necessary to protect the patient from worse harm or if the limb is too damaged to save.

If you suffered an amputation due to an accident, our lawyers of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook in Walnut Creek can help you explore your legal options. Call (925) 275-5592 or contact us online for more information.

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treatments For Amputations/loss Of Limb Injuries

TREATMENTS FOR AMPUTATIONS/LOSS OF LIMB INJURIES

There are no simple solutions for amputations. Most amputees must undergo extensive medical care and specialized treatments to try to get as close to how they lived pre-injury as possible.

Treatments for amputations can include:

  • Additional surgery to remove damaged tissue
  • Blood vessel repair
  • Prosthetic limb creation and attachment
  • Extended hospitalization
  • Rehabilitative physical therapy
  • Prescription pain management regimen
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effects Of An Amputation

EFFECTS OF AN AMPUTATION

Suffering an amputation can have profound effects on every facet of your life, from performing the activities of daily living to participating in recreational activities. If the amputation involved the loss of a limb, these impacts can be devastating. Although modern medicine has come a long way in treating amputation patients, including continuous advances in prosthetics, amputation victims face the harsh reality of facing a host of challenges that they did not previously encounter.

Suffering an amputation can also devastate your finances. Even with health insurance, patients are often faced with uncovered charges and massive medical expenses related to their injuries. Modern prosthetics can restore mobility and function by replacing a lost limb. Such advanced prosthetics are expensive and may not be covered by insurance.

Your income could also be impacted if your loss of a limb prevents you from working. As a result, the true cost of an amputation can far exceed the medical bills associated with the injury.

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contact Our Qualified Attorneys Today

CONTACT OUR QUALIFIED ATTORNEYS TODAY

If your amputation injury was caused by anther party, then you can demand compensation under California law. Our Walnut Creek amputation injury attorneys have decades of experience in ensuring that our clients receive maximum compensation, including for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and any other cost associated with the amputation.

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