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Moving Forward After Amputation

By Mark Bush  Apr. 28, 2011 4:05p

Amputation can involve nearly any part of the human body from the upper extremities such as the arms, hands or fingers, to the lower extremities including the legs, feet or toes. Other amputations can include the ears, nose, eyelids or genitalia. Statistically, 68% of amputations involving the upper limbs are caused by trauma such as car accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, industrial accidents and other work injuries. If you have suffered the loss of a limb as a result of someone else's negligence, you should seek the advice of a San Diego personal injury attorney right away.

Amputation injuries can cause physical, emotional and psychological damage for the victim. Not only does the victim have to contend with the life-changing consequences of losing their limb, but they have to change every manner of living in order to adapt to their disfiguring injury. Amputation injuries can make it so that the victim can no longer perform his or her job, and it can force them to live their life in a wheelchair. Coping with the loss of a limb can make everyday tasks daunting, thus leading the victim to experience grief, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other associated psychological injuries of amputations.

The Cost of Amputation Injuries

Amputation injuries can be very expensive over time. Patients will need surgery, and in some cases multiple surgeries. They might spend weeks in a hospital or at home rehabilitating, they can lose a significant time off work, have to receive physical therapy and in many cases pay for artificial limbs. Some prosthetics may even have to be replaced every few years, costing thousands of dollars.

If you have received an amputation injury due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit or a workers' compensation claim. Contact a San Diego amputation injury lawyer from the Law Office of Mark Bush for further assistance with your claim.

Contact a San Diego amputation injury attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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