Get a Free Consultation with a California Amputation Attorney


Get a Free Consultation with a California Amputation Attorney

Get a Free Consultation with a California Amputation Attorney

Have you or someone you’re close to been the victim of an accident that led to an amputation? If so, then you need to speak with a California amputation attorney as soon as possible. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have decades of experience helping clients just like you as they fight for what they’re entitled to. Call us at 877-982-0707 to set up your appointment with a personal injury lawyer.

Common causes of amputation in California

Dismemberment or amputation injuries refer to injuries that require a body part to be removed. Sometimes amputations are done surgically, as part of a surgery that’s planned. It may be necessary in order to prevent a disease from spreading. For example, if a foot or hand is infected. In other cases, amputations are a result of a traumatic accident. There are four main types of amputations:

  • Trauma
  • Cancer
  • Congenital-related
  • Dysvascular

More about dysvascular-related amputations

When a person has issues with circulation and blood vessels, otherwise known as vascular disease, then they may eventually require an amputation. Almost 97% of dysvascular amputations are on lower limbs. The most common type of person who needs this type of amputation is a diabetic with poor circulation.

More about trauma related amputations

The National Limb Loss Information Center reports that upper-limb amputations are by far the most common type of amputations related to trauma. Some examples of traumas that can lead to amputations include:

  • Injuries at work
  • Bike accidents
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Accidents at amusement parks
  • Accidents at construction sites
  • Burn injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective products
  • Hazardous conditions on the property of someone else

The benefits and limits of prosthetic limbs

If you or someone you are close to has been through an amputation then you already know the injury is for life. Many people who’ve dealt with this situation are good candidates for prosthetic limbs. They attach directly to the stump and there are four main types:

  • Transradial replaces arms amputated below the elbows
  • Transfemoral replaces legs amputated above the knee
  • Transhumeral replaces arms amputated above the elbow
  • Transtibial replaces legs amputated below the knee

If you have suffered an amputation but can’t afford a prosthetic limb then you should speak with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas right away. Your case may include the cost of prosthetic limbs and other medical expenses. In fact, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical pain and suffering – which includes phantom pain you may experience
  • Occupational therapy
  • Prosthetic limbs
  • Medications
  • Assistive devices
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Inability to perform specific functions
  • Transportation costs
  • Emotional distress
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Have you suffered from an accident that required amputation? Are you at a loss about what your next move should be? Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas today. Call us at 877-982-0707 and let us provide you with a free consultation. We can walk you through the process of deciding if it’s worth it to file a personal injury case.

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