Have you suffered from an injury at an industrial workplace in Houston or other accident that resulted in the loss of a limb? Amputations — even of a finger or toe — are traumatic and life changing. Unfortunately, of the approximately 185,000 amputations that occur in the United States every year, approximately 45% are due to trauma. The overall annual hospital costs associated with these injuries in 2009 exceeded $8 billion dollars.
Because of the severity of the situation with an amputated limb, it is critical to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Our Texas board certified personal injury attorney is available to meet with you regarding your injury. If your injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or company, you might be entitled to significant compensation.
What Can Cause an Amputation to Occur?
An amputation injury requiring limb removal can occur in a variety of ways.
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Electrocution injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Surgical mistakes
- Infections not diagnosed or property treated by doctors
- Dangerous products such as power tools, saws, machinery and heavy equipment
- Machinery malfunctions
- Train collisions
- Bicycle accidents
Fortunately, most people with an amputated limb or digit usually recover from their traumatic injuries and move on to lead healthy and successful lives. Recovery, however, is expensive. The past medical expenses for surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, radiology, physical therapy and prosthetics can quickly cause financial ruin — especially when you are unable to work in Houston because of your injury.
Common Amputation Injuries
The most common forms of amputation are as follows:
- Foot amputation
- Amputation at hip
- Thumb or finger amputation
- Toe amputation
- Amputation at knee
- Amputation at wrist
- Leg amputation
- Arm amputation
- Amputation at elbow or shoulder
If you have lost a limb due to the negligence of another, contact a Houston injury attorney at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. today. We will work hard to help you recover damages for past and future medical expenses, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment or loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Don’t allow this event to drive you into debt.