Amputation is defined as the permanent loss of a limb usually from surgery, personal injury, or disease. The psychological, physical, social, financial, and emotional damage that results from the loss of a limb or digit is extremely high. Over two million people in the United States live with an amputation of some kind, and approximately 185,000 amputations are performed each year (Please cite the recourse for this statistic).
If you or a loved one has lost a limb or extremity caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Damages that result from an amputation are severe and include high medical bills, lost wages, and extreme pain and suffering that can last a lifetime. Amputations are usually permanent disabilities and returning to work may not be an option. Amputations can even inhibit a person’s ability to walk or drive.
If you have suffered a personal injury that has resulted in an amputation, it is imperative that you seek immediate help from an experienced New York City amputation lawyer. Hospital bills and health care costs associated with an amputation can easily exceed over $500,000 dollars or more. Amputees can often suffer phantom pain for years, and sometimes for the rest of their lives. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to work with and frequently deny prosthetic claims.
Common Causes of Amputations in New York City
Amputations can be caused by the negligence of others in many ways. As New York Personal Injury Attorneys, we deal with catastrophic injuries from Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, and Defective Products.
Amputations at work usually result from operating dangerous machinery like band saws, forklifts, conveyor belts and the like. Doctors and medical staff can make costly mistakes that lead to amputation as well. Doctors sometimes operate on the wrong body part during surgery or fail to diagnose a medical problem. Sometimes the medicine proscribed by a doctor can lead to amputation. Infections can occur in a hospital from negligent care and require amputation. Traffic accidents and negligent drivers are a common cause of amputations when limbs are severed during an automobile accident or a limb may need to be surgically removed after a car accident. Amputations often occur to patients in nursing homes, this could be due to complications related to diabetes or from negligent nursing home staff who failed to treat bedsores. Untreated bedsores can lead to infections resulting in amputation.
New York City Amputation Lawyers
The cost of another’s negligence should not be your financial, mental, and physical health. If you or someone you love suffered a personal injury that resulted in an amputation, you need to contact the attorneys at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. Our amputation lawyers have served the city of New York with decades of combined experience and a history of success. The law limits the amount of time you can file an amputation claim in court, so please contact us for a free consultation today. Be sure to check out our testimonials from past clients. We serve New York City, Long Island and Westchester. We may be reached at (212) 847-5007 (New York) or (718) 954-9986 (Long Island). (Check phone number from what Michael Jaffe said).