NJ Amputation Lawyers
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Amputation is, without question, one of the hardest procedures for anyone to undergo. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be nearly overwhelming, especially when it is unwarranted and brought about by another person's willful neglect. During our many years of practice in New Jersey and the surrounding metropolitan, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. has helped numerous injured clients find the justice they seek and the compensation they rightfully deserve for their injuries. We've built a successful reputation as understanding, determined and knowledgeable litigators who will utilize every resource available to properly represent our clients.
If you have lost a limb following an accident not of your own doing, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey. Attorneys Gabriel Lependorf and David Silverstein are here to answer all of your questions and determine whether you have a case or not. Simply call (609) 240-0040.
Approximately 185,000 people experience amputations each year.
The Amputee Coalition of America estimates there are over 2 million people living in the United States with some form of amputation. Vascular disease accounts for a half of the amputations performed every year, with a staggering 45 percent caused by trauma or collision. Those are significant numbers when you consider the potential complications and dangers that can develop as a result of an emergency amputation:
Heart Failure - Amputating a limb is a delicate balance, and often, the stress of the event can induce cardiac arrest before or after the procedure is finished.
Blood Clots - Removal of an entire limb forces the body to heal rapidly. Sometimes blood clots can get loose and enter a victim's lungs, causing immediate dangerous complications.
Infection - There is a large amount of exposed tissue and pathways exposed during and after an amputation. This exposure can lead to viral or bacterial infections throughout the body.
Phantom Limb Pain - A condition unique to amputees, phantom limb pain is a sensation that echoes from a limb that is no longer there. It is a very real condition that afflicts almost 80 percent of amputees at some point following their procedure.
Psychological Trauma - The shock of losing a limb can have a lasting impact on an individual. Amputees often suffer from a wide range of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and in severe cases, as with military service men or car accident victims, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Amputations may be performed in part or whole. While a complete amputation will remove the entire limb that has been affected, a partial amputation might take place if there is soft tissue remaining that still connects the limb to the body. Despite being able to keep part of the limb, patients frequently lose the functionality it once had. The same risks apply with partial amputations as they do to complete ones, and the need for future medical care will be imminent.
The financial expenses associated with complete and partial amputations can create a serious burden. Treatment may include being fitted for a prosthetic device to minimize the loss of use, which costs thousands of dollars. In addition, the physical limitations can lead to a significant loss in earnings. Because of the emotional impact of no longer having the full capabilities of the body, psychological support might also be necessary. Without receiving proper restitution, it can be a challenge for amputation victims to make a full recovery.
Whether you lost a limb in a truck collision, an industrial disaster, a sporting accident, or because of a poorly constructed and woefully maintained piece of property, you have the right to seek immediate redress for your injuries. This compensation usually takes the form of economic, non-economic, and punitive damages - all of which are determined by the severity of your injuries and the egregious behavior that caused them.
For additional information and a free case evaluation, contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today by calling (609) 240-0040.
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