An amputation injury forever changes the lives of both a victim and his or her family, who often assume a caretaker. Injuries that result in amputations require extensive medical treatment, surgery and physical therapy. Additionally, those impacted may be forced to purchase and rely upon special equipment and make costly modifications to their vehicles and homes.

The physical challenges of coping with the loss of a limb, coupled with the financial hardships, take an enormous toll on those directly and indirectly impacted. If you have been injured in an accident that resulted in the loss of a limb, you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Rothchild Law Office today. We will help you make sense of your options and represent you and your best interests as your accident injury claim proceeds.

Losses Frequently Suffered By Amputees

If your loss of limb injury was the result of another party’s negligence, we will work to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. We will seek damages related to:

    • Medical bills
    • Loss of income
    • Physical therapy
    • Special equipment
    • Prosthetic limbs
    • Pain and suffering
    • Permanent or partial disability
  • Home and vehicle modifications

Amputations And Phantom Pain

Individuals with amputation injuries may experience pain or uncomfortable sensations that seem to come from a missing limb. The exact cause of this mysterious feeling remains unknown; however, experts have pinpointed that it originates in the spinal cord and brain.

Treatments for phantom pain include medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants and narcotics. Additionally, therapies like nerve stimulation, acupuncture and spinal cord stimulation can also ease the pain sometimes associated with phantom limb.

Because of the debilitating nature of amputation injuries, a personal injury attorney will pursue every possible avenue of financial compensation, including lifetime benefits. These types of benefits take into account the permanent financial and physical burden the loss of a limb brings.

Call us at 513-818-0217 today to obtain a free case evaluation or send us an inquiry online.