Amputation is the removal of a body part, typically a leg, arm, foot, hand, toe or finger. A limb may be completely severed due to an accident, or may be surgically removed after injury if the part will not heal due to an underlying disease, infection, or limb damage. With a partial removal, some soft tissue is preserved and it may be possible to reattach the severed part. Amputation may be the result of injuries sustained while riding an airplane, amusement park ride, bicycle, car, train, bus, truck, or motorcycle. Amputations may also occur after a pedestrian accident, fire, power tool or factory accident, war, terrorist attack or natural disaster.
To reduce the risk that you or a loved one will require an amputation, it is crucial to use recommended safety equipment, such as a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle, a seat belt in any moving vehicle, and protective gear when using power tools or working on a factory or farm. However, despite attempts to avoid serious injury that may require amputation by using the utmost safety precautions, some accidents are simply outside of your control. At the Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, located in Boston and Cambridge, our attorneys understand that undergoing an unanticipated serious procedure—like amputation—can cause stress, pain, and inconvenience. Our Greater Boston Personal Injury Lawyers understand that personalized service is important to clients, particularly during these difficult times, and have a thorough understanding of new developments in personal injury law in order to best handle your case.
Undergoing an amputation can be a life-altering event, inhibiting the performance of routine tasks, including work assignments, on a daily basis. Complications can also occur following an amputation, including joint problems, bruising, wound opening, healing problems, infection, necrosis at the site of the amputation, and occasionally the need for additional surgery. Finally, an amputee may need to adjust to a major life change, including both physical and emotional challenges that necessitate medical care, pain medications, physical therapy and psychotherapy.
If you have undergone an amputation, our MA personal injury attorneys have the tools you need to seek compensation for expensive medical care, living assistance, prosthetics or other devices that can make your life easier. We have a proven system of getting our clients back on track to their normal lifestyles after suffering from accidents which can cause unfortunate results such as amputations.
It is important to remember that if you are suffering from a recent amputation, you are not alone in your recovery. The United States Amputee-Coalition reports that almost 2 million Americans have experienced amputations or were born with limb difference. The Coalition also reports that another 28 million Americans are at risk of undergoing an amputation for a variety of reasons. With the generous support of the public, family members, doctors, and attorneys, amputees are able to recover and live full, thriving lives.
If you have undergone suffered from an amputation, our MA personal injury attorneys are here to take your call toll free. Our attorneys will discuss any potential avenues of recovery with you. Please remember that we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, therefore, there will be no charge unless you recover. If traveling has become difficult we also make house calls and will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.