Was Your Amputation Caused By Someone Else’s Actions?
No matter what causes an amputation, whether it’s an injury, an infection, a disease or anything else will force the injured person to dramatically change how they live their life, and will likely affect that person’s family and loved ones. Along with the potential changes to their lifestyle, the injured victim will quickly pile up an expensive stack of bills from medical procedures, prosthetic fittings, rehabilitation and more in order to regain some semblance of independence.
Call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today.
If you were injured through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to fight for compensation to cover any medical expenses or damages by taking your case to court. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to working with injured victims in order to secure the compensation they need. Contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm and learn what we can do to help.
Events And Incidents That Can Result In An Amputation
While anything from a collapsed building to an infected wound can result in an amputation, the most common causes include:
- Cancer: Certain bone and skin cancers can only be treated through amputation if all other attempts to cure it fail.
- Trauma: Limbs seriously injured by burns, accidents, etc. may require amputation to prevent the spread of infection.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): The arteries of people suffering from this disease slowly accumulate fatty deposits that can dangerously restrict the blood flow both from and to their leg muscles. Without timely treatment, the patient could develop critical limb ischemia (CLI) which can cause their skin to appear shiny, smooth, dry, cold and pale. The longer this disease is left untreated, the more likely it is that the patient could suffer from more dangerous ailments like sores, gangrene, atrophied muscles and ulcers that do not heal. If PAD is allowed to progress to its most extreme stages, amputation may be the only treatment that can effectively stop it from spreading further.
- Diabetes: High blood sugar levels, an issue diabetics often face, can cause serious damage to blood vessels and nerves, which can increase the need for an amputation to prevent the damage from spreading to other parts of the body. This damage, also known as peripheral neuropathy, can be treated through proper monitoring and care, but neglect will likely increase the chance of ulcers forming on the affected area and becoming infected.
You Aren’t Alone
Our Tampa personal injury lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks have spent decades fighting for the rights of injured victims in court and at the negotiation table, and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you were seriously injured through the negligent or wrongful actions of another person, call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm or send us your information through our online form to request a consultation today.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.