About Limb Amputation
Many traumatic accidents destroy blood vessels, leading to tissue death. As a result, infection can set-in; and if not treated aggressively, can spread through the body and jeopardize life. The medical team will strive to save the limb by replacing or repairing damaged blood vessels and tissue. However, if these measures do not work, amputation is necessary. 22% of all amputations are trauma related.
With a traumatic amputation injury, the surgeon will remove the fragmented bone and any compromised tissue, a process called debridement. (This is done on burn injuries, too.) The uneven areas of the bone will have to be smoothed to prevent pain with artificial limb usage. In some cases, temporary drains will be put in place to drain blood and other fluids that may accumulate.
At the time of limb amputation, the muscles are divided and shaped to ensure that the stump has a comfortable contour for the prosthesis. The nerves are also divided and protected in an effort to minimize pain.
Causes of Limb Amputation
Traumatic limb amputations occur in a variety of situations, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
There are some additional risks and complications with limb amputation injuries, including:
- phantom pain
- chronic neuroma
- inadequate wound healing
- joint deformity (contracture)
- a severe bruise (hematoma)
- death of the skin flaps (necrosis)
Limb Amputation Compensation
The expenses associated with a limb amputation add up quickly and many of them are recurring. Our attorneys can file a claim to cover the following:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- job retraining
- medical equipment
- physical therapy
- occupational therapy
- psychological therapy
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