Almost two million people in the United States live with a lost limb. Approximately 185,000 amputations are performed in the United States each year. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on hospital costs associated with amputations. And nearly 45 percent of all amputations are due to a traumatic event.
In Texas, a total of 77,416 amputations were performed between 2007 and 2012. Between those same years, the rate of amputations increased by 15 percent.
Amputation claims can be brought against the people and entities who may be responsible for the injury. Common defendants include general contractors, responsible subcontractors, product manufacturers and designers, or in the case of vehicle accidents drivers and the employers of those drivers.
Amputation injuries and prosthetics also pose may risks associated with medical side effects and other amputation complications, including:
In order to obtain the maximum possible result at settlement or trial, many amputation cases benefit from a life-care planner, vocational rehabilitation expert, and economist to provide support for the extent of economic damages that the amputation victim is, more likely than not, going to experience.
The attorneys at Armstrong & Lee LLP have experience with the unique challenges presented by amputation injuries. As with any amputation case, there is no fee unless we win. Contact us for a free consultation.