Amputation is the removal of an injured or deceased body part. Some amputations are due to medical conditions, such as diabetes. In injury cases, amputation can be the result of an automobile crash, a misdiagnosis, a defective product, or other causes.
A person who has suffered an amputation due to the carelessness of another or a defective product will often suffer psychological injuries for years after the limb has been amputated. After a limb or other body part has been amputated, the person will suffer severe pain, which will take several months to dissipate. One phenomenon that may occur for years is the “phantom limb syndrome,” in which the person will feel pain and other unpleasant sensations in the amputated limb, even though the limb is no longer there.
Accidents causing amputation of a body part may not only cause physical and psychological injuries, it will often cause inability to enjoy activities the person engaged in prior to the amputation (“loss of enjoyment of life”) and prevent the injured victim from participating in many enjoyable activities he or she engaged in prior to the amputation.
Therefore, it is important for personal injury firms to understand the full scope of the injury and what can be done to compensate a person for this injury. Would this procession involve physical and psychological therapy? Can the injured victim recover full use of his limbs through prosthetics? While there have been great advances made in prosthetic limbs, for an injured victim to get maximum benefits from the latest medical technology, he or she must receive fair and rightful compensation.
Our skilled injury lawyers in Chicago have over 50 years of combined experience that we put to the test every day to help injured victims just like you. While many injury lawyers in Chicago may take your case, we are also personal injury trial lawyers. Meaning, depending on the circumstances of your case, your case may need to go to trial. When this happens, we have the resources and expertise available to represent your case in the best light possible to a trial jury. Call us at 1-312-384-1920 or 1-800-693-1LAW to schedule a free initial consultation.