Durham Amputation Injury Attorneys
Fighting on Your Behalf to Hold the Responsible Party Liable Throughout North Carolina
Amputation injuries are often life-altering and survivors must often relearn certain tasks in the aftermath of these injuries. Every year, there are thousands of people who sustain amputations injuries in the United States. Additionally, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States live with an amputation. Although many health conditions warrant the necessary amputation of a limb or extremity during the appropriate course of medical treatment, a large number of amputations are the result of traumatic injuries caused by the negligence of another party. At Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A. in Durham, our catastrophic injury team will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover fair compensation and move forward with your life.
Common Causes of Traumatic Amputation Injuries
A traumatic amputation injury can affect or involve any part of the body or extremity, such as the ears, hands, fingers, legs, toes, feet, or arms.
Below are some of the common causes of traumatic amputation injuries:
- Traffic accidents, including those that involve commercial trucks
- Firearm or explosive accidents
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Electrocution accidents
- Agricultural accidents
Among this list, traffic accidents and workplace accidents are the most common causes of traumatic amputation injuries.
Life After a Traumatic Amputation Injury
In the aftermath of a traumatic amputation injury, survivors frequently require extensive long-term medical treatment, including mental health support, additional surgeries, rehabilitation, and prosthetic care. Regardless of the type of body part or extremity lost, amputees must readjust to a new way of life. Additionally, many often experience phantom pains or stump pain, which originates from sensations in the brain and spinal cord. Although the pain might partially fade over time, some treatments, such as nerve stimulation or acupuncture, may still be required over the long-term.
Traumatic amputation injuries are also emotionally devastating and can have a profound impact on a survivor’s mental well-being. When coping with the effects of this type of injury, one might feel anger, denial, grief, and resentment. Moreover, this type of injury not only impacts the life of the survivor, but also frequently impacts the survivor’s family as well, especially if he or she was the breadwinner in a household and can no longer work.
More About Traumatic Amputation Injuries
Traumatic amputation injuries are not as uncommon as you might think. According to the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care, about 1 out of every 200 individuals in the United States have experienced some form of an amputation. The most common type of traumatic amputation injury is a partial hand or finger amputation. In fact, it is estimated that about 61,000 individuals lose part of one or more fingers every year.
If you have suffered an amputation injury caused by someone else’s negligent actions, contact the team at Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A. in Durham for the exceptional legal guidance you need to recover fair and just compensation. Our legal team has a reputation for excellence and a proven track record of success, so you can trust us to achieve the results you deserve.
Contact our Durham amputation lawyers today at (919) 336-1932 to set up a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your catastrophic injury case.