Amputee Causes and Costs

There are around 2.1 million living in the United States without a limb. Amputations do not mean that the full limb was removed — there are partial amputations which only remove part of the limbs. For example, you can have a partial hand amputation, elbow disarticulation or ankle disarticulation. People suffering from a complete or partial amputation experienced some catastrophic accident. Most common causes of amputation, but not all inclusive, are

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Firearm accidents
  • Firework explosions
  • Electrocution

The cost of amputation is dependent on whether it is partial or complete. It also depends if there are other health complications as well. For basic amputation without any complications can run about $20,000-$60,000. However, that does not include the physical or emotional therapy needed to get through such a traumatic experience.

Even though most amputees live a healthy life and adapt to their situation, it does not remove the hardship and shock of the initial incident. A complication that can arise in conjunction with an amputation is nerve damage. Other symptoms can include phantom pain and grief over losing the body part. Doctors will assess your situation and provide medicine and counseling to help you overcome the final stages of your recovery.

What To Do

With our Philadelphia amputee attorneys by your side, we will make sure that you are getting the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to get compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, diminished work capacity, and pain and suffering. Insurance companies will make low ball offers because they are out for themselves and not to help people. With us by your side, we will aggressively negotiate to get a much better number.

If you or someone you love is an amputee as a result of a personal injury, call 267-587-6240 or click here to start a free consultation with our professional attorneys at the Weitz Firm in Philadelphia today.

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