Amputations are often the result of a serious injury such as one sustained in a car accident, workplace accident, pedestrian accident, or industrial accident, where the body part is so severely damaged it cannot be preserved. Losing a limb affects every aspect of a person’s life and has overwhelming consequences to the victim and their family’s financial, physical, and emotional well-being.
Surgical amputations, including those following a partial or complete traumatic amputation during an accident can lead to complications. Some victims experience tissue death, blood clots, hematoma, joint deformities, and wound openings. The risk of infection can be high in this type of procedure, and sometimes infections themselves create the need for amputations.
Following the surgery, many amputees will be in need of a prosthetic when the amputated limb was an arm, hand, leg, or foot. These medical devices are costly and may not be fully covered by health insurance, especially since more than one may be needed over a lifetime. In addition, ongoing medical care and rehabilitative care are essential to returning to good health and enjoying a normal quality of life. All of these come at a high expense to the victim and their family. However, the at-fault party is responsible for all of these costs.
You can be compensated for the significant medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional damages which result after losing a limb in an accident. The experienced personal injury attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp understand the trauma that victims experience following a severe injury and will negotiate with the insurance company or the at fault party to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and are prepared to take your case to trial if needed.
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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida, you need professionals to advocate for your needs. Contact us to discover how we can help you to get through the difficult time after an accident. Oldham and Delcamp trial attorneys have the experience and expertise to fight for your needs and help you to reclaim your life after a slip and fall accident. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer.
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When your freedom is on the line, you need an attorney that is aggressive, responsive, and experienced. Oldham & Delcamp is committed to making sure that each of our clients receives the personalized attention of one of our attorneys.