According to the Amputee Coalition of America close to 1.2 million people are living in the United States with an amputation.
The loss of a body part can lead to emotional, physical, and financial instability for the remainder of that individuals life. Unfortunately, as a result of car accidents, people will need to have a body part removed due to severe damages, fractures, loss of blood, and crushing accidents in order to prevent death or further blood loss.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our team of car accident solicitors can assist to answer all questions of the litigation process while helping you or a loved one fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Furthermore, our barristers will meet with your completely free of charge and will only get paid if a winning verdict or settlement has been established.
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Complications of Amputation
Amputating an area of the body following a car accident can lead to many serious complications. These complications are typically very serious and may develop into life threatening conditions if they are not attended to immediately and correctly. Some common types of complications of amputation include:
- Athletic performance
- Blood clots
- Circulatory disorders
- Further surgery
- Heart complications
Studies have proven that nearly 50 to 80 percent of individuals will develop phantom limb pain following the amputation of a body part. This is caused when pain seems to be coming from a location that is no longer existent on that persons body.
Psychological Effects Associated with Amputation
The emotions associated with losing a limb have been reported to be as severe as losing a loved one. These emotions may contribute to a persons ability to cope with sensations, loss of function, and their own body image. This may lead a person to develop some psychological effects including:
- Diminished ability to concentrate or thing
- Loss of energy
- Phantom pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Suicidal tendencies
If one of the above symptoms is prevalent in you or a loved one, it is recommended to seek medical attention in order to deal with these issues. These symptoms may also help to assist you in achieving compensation for your losses.
Treatment Options for Amputations
In most instances, treatment options for amputations will depend on how much of the tissue was lost and the type of injury sustained. A surgeon may also attempt to re-attach a body part depending on how well it was preserved. These types of surgeries may take several hours as bones, blood vessels, tendons, nerves, and other tissues must be attached correctly. Some types of amputation treatment options include:
- Cleaning the wound
- Pain killers
- Removing any dead tissues
- Removing any foreign bodies
- Splinting or casting
- Tetanus vaccine
- Treating phantom pain
Treating for an amputation is very expensive; therefore if these injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another driver following an accident, the victim may be eligible to receive medical treatment compensation.
Contact Our Experienced Windsor Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a family member is suffering from a loss of limb following a car accident and you would like to gather additional information on your rights, we welcome you to contact our law firm today. At Greg Monforton and Partners, our solicitors understand the struggles and complications associated with an amputation and will work relentlessly to recover the losses and damages caused by another individual.
Being located in Windsor, Ontario, our solicitors are able to serve clients throughout the entire province and elsewhere needed. Some of the local areas our barristers serve include:
Our lawyers also sever the surrounding towns, suburbs, and cities of these areas. To begin exploring your legal options, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Evaluation form at the top of this page or call us today at (866) 320-4770 to speak with a member of our team. Its that easy.