Amputation Injury Attorney in Long Beach
Severe injuries that involve amputations are life-changing and impact every facet of your life. You may be unable to work, be living with the severe emotional trauma associated with disfigurement, and be unable to enjoy and participate in many of life’s activities.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation in Long Beach due to an act of negligence, we can protect your rights and aggressively pursue compensation. Dealing with the physical and emotional trauma is challenging – let an accomplished Long Beach personal injury attorney take care of the rest. Call us at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569 to learn what options are available to you.
Amputations are classified by which area of the body has been affected and are often divided into upper and lower limb amputations. Upper limb amputations can include:
- Shoulder disarticulation: the removal of your entire arm at shoulder level
- Forequarter amputation: the removal of your whole arm along with your shoulder
- Trans-humeral amputation: the removal of your arm just above your elbow
- Elbow disarticulation: an amputation performed through the elbow joint
- Transradial amputation: amputation performed just below the elbow
- Wrist disarticulation: an amputation through the wrist joint
- Metacarpal amputation: removal of a hand where the wrist is left undamaged
- Digit amputation: the removal of one or more fingers
Lower-limb amputations can take the form of:
- Pelvic or trans pelvic amputation: the removal of part of your pelvis, with or without the leg
- Hip disarticulation: the removal of your entire leg through the hip joint
- Transfemoral amputation: the removal of a leg from above the knee
- Knee disarticulation: the partial removal of a leg through the knee joint
- Transtibial amputation: partial removal of a leg below the knee
- Ankle disarticulation: removal of your foot through the knee joint
- Partial foot amputation or digit amputation: the loss of one or more toes
Obviously, the higher up an amputation occurs, the more debilitating the injury can be, but you should not discount the loss of a finger or toe. These injuries can make it difficult to function in your day to day life and affect your ability to make a living. No matter which type of amputation you have suffered from, you deserve fair and proper compensation.
Amputations generally occur as a direct result of trauma or as an intentional result of surgery to prevent further injury or illness. Some of the common causes of traumatic amputations include:
- Workplace accidents that involve machinery
- Construction site accidents, especially if saws or demolition is involved
- Vehicle accidents, ranging from cars to trucks to motorcycles, which a higher chance of amputation if there are crush injuries involved
- Severe electric shock that heavy damages an affected limb
Surgical amputations are performed in cases where a limb (or part of a limb) has been destroyed beyond repair, or when severe infection puts you at risk. These are often done to avoid further, fatal damage to the body and occur after a serious accident. Some of the common causes of surgical amputations include:
- Blood vessel disease (PVD)
- Blood clots
- Bone infections
- Severe injuries to a limb or digit
- A cancerous tumor in the bone or muscle
- A serious infection in the limb that won’t respond to medication
Those who have suffered an amputation understand that the cost of losing a limb is hard to describe. Victims face a life of disability, disfigurement, and reduced ability to enjoy life – and there is no going back. Despite modern prosthetic technology, nothing can truly replace a leg, a foot, an arm, or a hand. Add to that the months and years of recovery, and you may be very concerned about your future quality of life.
At the Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we understand what you and your loved ones are going through, and we are here for you. Our Long Beach catastrophic injury lawyer has made it his mission to represent victims of severe trauma and help them recover the compensation they deserve to maximize their quality of life in the best ways possible, given the circumstances. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for victims, including:
- All current and past medical costs associated with the injury
- Long-term medical costs, including prosthetics and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
Many victims are unsure as to whether they may have a case to recover compensation for their injuries. Fortunately, many times the answer is yes – but to determine if your case has merit, you need a full investigation and review from our legal team. Even if you were partially responsible for an accident, California’s comparative negligence laws might allow you to recover a percentage of compensation. Our job is to investigate, collect evidence, and file a claim or lawsuit to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Joseph H. Low IV is a top-rated, award-winning trial attorney who has been nationally recognized for his ability to craft a story and deliver it to a judge and jury. We are not afraid of taking on large corporations, regardless of how deep their pockets, or how expensive their defense lawyers – we have the skills you need to seek justice and full compensation.
Call us today at (562) 901-0840 and toll-free (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free initial consultation.