Amputations may be the most serious and debilitating form of injury. The loss of a limb produces immense pain and emotional suffering, and it can impact one’s ability to earn a living or enjoy everyday activities. An amputee also faces the burden of expensive medical treatment. A report in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery estimates the lifetime healthcare costs for patients who receive amputations to be $500,000. Unfortunately, these issues may have been caused by the careless conduct of another person on the road or at your place of work.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation or loss of a limb due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., have the experience and expertise to handle your amputation lawsuit and secure the maximum monetary reward you deserve. We have obtained more than $1.5 billion on behalf of our accident and injury clients, including more than 260 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.
Contact our amputation attorney today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 312-372-1227 or by using our online form.
Causes & Effects of Amputations
The most common cause of complete or partial amputations is a traumatic event, such as a:
- Motor vehicle accident: A crushing injury or loss of blood in a car, truck or motorcycle crash may ultimately require surgical amputation to save a motor vehicle accident victim’s life.
- Workplace accident: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has outlined a variety of work activities that can lead to amputations, including operating around unguarded or poorly safeguarded presses, conveyors, rollers, slicers, grinders, saws, shears, grinders, and slitters. The use of certain tools in the workplace can also result in the accidental loss of fingers, hands, arms, toes, feet, and legs.
A traumatic amputation requires emergency medical treatment, and, in many cases, follow-up surgeries are needed. A victim may eventually be fitted for prosthetics. In all cases, the person will need extensive rehabilitation and physical and mental therapy to recover from the injury and move on with his or her life. Earning a future livelihood may require training for a different occupation. These medical and living expenses can devastate amputees and their families.
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If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation or lost a limb as the result of another’s negligent or reckless conduct, the Illinois amputation attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., can help. We have offices in Chicago and Waukegan, and we represent clients throughout Illinois. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today at 312-372-1227 or use our online form.