Loss of Limb Injury Compensation Claims
The Amputee Coalition of America estimates that there are currently 1.2 million Americans living in the United States with a lost limb. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States, as well as Oklahoma. A loss of limb injury not only affects the accident victim physically, but often leaves the person permanently scarred emotionally after undergoing such a traumatic event.
While the severity of injuries range depending upon the type of auto crash endured, the force of the impact generally plays the most significant role in determining injury and property damage. When an auto crash occurs and the medical personnel on scene cannot save the severely injured limb, surgical amputation is often the only safe solution. The limb is amputated to prevent any catastrophic bleeding or even death.
The Edwards Law Firm strongly believes that when the negligence of another driver causes injury or harm to you and your loved ones, this negligent motorist must pay for their careless actions. If you or a loved one has suffered in an auto accident resulting in a loss of limb injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. Our Tulsa personal injury attorneys are prepared to take on your case today.
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A loss of limb injury is by and far one of the most traumatic events that an accident victim can face. While many amputations and loss of limb incidents are a result of a motor vehicle collision, they are also commonly caused by a medical malpractice or an accident in the workplace. While the cause of these accidents varies, if negligence is a factor amongst them, then there is often payment due to the victim. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential to navigating this complicated process successfully.
Across the globe, the leading cause of amputation is some kind of trauma. In the United States, however, vascular diseases are the leading cause of amputation. John Hopkins University estimates that about 1.7 million Americans are living with an amputated limb. The majority of these victims have lost a part of their leg. Complications following a trauma involving a severely injured limb are common. The drastic nature any amputation procedure is necessary to prevent the following complications:
- Rapid Blood Loss
Victims must be aware that medical professional on-site will do everything in their power to make the accident victims life as functional as possible. In many cases, loss of limb injury victims will experience phantom limb sensations. In these situations, the victims sometimes feel pain where the limb used to be and often experienced psychological trauma as a result.
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Loss of Limb Injury Treatment
Advancements in science and technology have helped to contribute to significant improvements in the loss of limb injury treatment options. In fact, the long-term outcomes have changed drastically due to prosthetics and a better understanding of how to manage a traumatic amputation. When proper treatments is given for the injured limb and stump the severed limb is sometimes reattached after an accidental amputation.
In addition, new limb replantation have been met with a bit of success, however, nerve regeneration has continued to be a limiting factor. The most successful method thus far has been in giving traumatic amputees a well-fitted, functional prosthesis. In these situations, the prosthetic will be fully functional, as opposed to a potentially nonfunctional replanted limb.
Sadly, this type of treatment has many, many costs associated with it. Amputee victims will find themselves facing astronomical medical expenses in order to properly treat their injury and damage. If you or a loved one has suffered a loss of limb injury in the state of Oklahoma, you deserve professional help today.
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An Experienced Tulsa Attorney is Here for You
With the ability to practice law in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, Edwards Law Firm has provided professional legal services to residents in several states for many, many years. In this time, our Tulsa personal injury attorneys have come to understand just what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. Our accident lawyers take the time to get to know both you and your case. During this process, our goal is to make our clients feels as comfortable as possible during these trying times.
If you or a loved one has suffered a loss of limb injury, you deserve compensation for the losses in which you have endured. Edwards Law Firm is prepared to take on your case today.
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