Amputation injuries reach every part of your life, and for some can drastically change your self-image. You must learn new ways to do the everyday things you used to do. It can rob you of your ability to do the work you used to do, participate with your family as you used to, and engage in the activities you used to take for granted. You may require prosthetics, which must be replaced on a regular basis, or a wheelchair. Amputations can cause extreme psychological trauma and long-term pain and suffering. If you have suffered amputation injuries, in Arkansas, the Milligan Law Offices are here to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Amputations can occur during an accident, such as a motorcycle accident, rollover, or heavy equipment accident that involves the severing or tearing off of a body part. They can also be medically necessary due to infection or severe damage to a body part, such as occurs in crush injuries. Amputation injuries can require extensive medical care, and you may be trying to recover from numerous other serious injuries.
Expensive prosthetics may be required. You must learn to use prosthetics and they must be replaced on a regular basis both due to wear and tear and because your body changes over time. You may also suffer with phantom limb pain and other neurological symptoms.
In addition to the physical impairment and pain, amputations can have serious psychological consequences including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Altered self-identity
- Loss of self-esteem
- Avoiding social situations
Amputation injuries can include the loss of:
- Fingers or parts of fingers
Types of Accidents Leading to Amputation
Amputations can be the result of a wide range of accidents and incidents including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Factory accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Accidents involving tools or machinery
- Defective medical device
- Medical malpractice
- Criminal attacks
If you have suffered an amputation due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, call the Milligan Law Offices at 479-783-2213 today or contact us online today.