One of the most shocking accidents a person can experience is the loss of a limb. Even losing a finger can be extremely painful and impact your quality of life, as well as your career. Larger losses, like a hand, arm, foot, or leg, always mean a big change in the injured person’s life. If you or a family member have suffered an injury that resulted in a loss of a limb or limbs, contact a Kansas City, MO amputations attorney, ASAP.
With physical therapy, emotional therapy, prosthetic devices, and other medical technology, most people can return to living very similarly as they did before their accident. In some cases, a person may not be able to return to his or her job. This can add to the financial burden already caused by the need for medical care. At Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet, our team of Kansas City personal injury lawyers have extensive successful experience handling all types of injury cases, including amputation and loss of limb injury cases.
Emotional Suffering and Other Damages
Emotional suffering comes hand in hand with the loss of a limb. For some, losing a limb means an extreme change in the way they must go through life. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other emotional disturbances commonly accompany such incidents, as well. These issues slow the healing process at a critical time. Sometimes, this means an injury that should have healed lasts a long time. Phantom and chronic pain conditions are common and can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life in the long-term.
The Most Common Types Of Amputations
Dysvascular amputations result from circulation problems, commonly from conditions such as diabetes. They account for most medical amputations.
Trauma-related amputations are usually responses to car accidents. When a limb is severely mangled in an accident, doctors may choose to amputate it.
Cancer-related amputations are ordered when a tumor is located in a limb. Doctors may choose to amputate the limb to prevent the cancer from spreading. Amputation may also be ordered if a limb is severely damaged by cancer.
In all of these cases, there are times when doctors make the wrong decision. If you lost a limb as a result of an accident or a doctor’s decision you feel was incorrect, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The experienced team at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can help. With our assistance, you can get the coverage necessary to pay for your medical care – both short- and long-term. We can also help you reconcile lost wages as a result of your amputation or injury.
Work With Kansas City Loss of Limb Attorneys Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet
If you were injured at work, Spencer Eisenmenger can help you gain the compensation you deserve from your employer or any third party that was responsible. If you were injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, we can help.
We offer free consultations to anyone seeking representation for the loss of a limb. In our consultation, we will go through the details of your case with you to help you understand who was at fault and what sort of compensation you may be eligible for. Determining the financial value of such a great loss is not a casual decision. We work with teams from financial analysts to vocational planners to determine your current abilities and disabilities. In this way, we can figure out the lifetime financial consequences of the loss of your limb.