Amputation is defined as the loss of a body part. Although any part of the body can be amputated in an accident, the most commonly lost body parts in a catastrophic accident usually include feet and/or toes, fingers and/or hands, legs, or arms. These are injuries that lead to lifelong and permanent disabilities and injuries that are both physical and mental as well. Additionally, those who lose a body part in an accident are at risk for a variety of complications, such as bleeding, shock, infection, and more. Many times, amputation injuries are deadly because of these complications. Many individuals have found themselves amputation victims not initially after an accident, but after a limb needed to be surgically removed after doctors have determined that the body part cannot be saved.
In addition to the mental and physical burden that is placed upon victims after an amputation, there is also the financial burden that needs to be dealt with. Amputation victims find themselves having to pay for prosthetic limbs, replacements for those limbs, extensive surgery, and more. Additionally, amputation victims may find it difficult to pay for these expensive healthcare services, in addition to merely surviving due to a loss of income if they are unable to work anymore as a result of their injuries. When a negligent person is the cause of this, it is important to seek the justice you deserve.
Did you know?
Amputation accidents can happen anywhere, but the most common place is the workplace.
Those most at risk of an amputation injury are those who work in the industrial field. This includes construction, factories, and more.