Was Your Injury Caused By Someone Else’s Actions?
No matter what caused your amputation, whether it was through disease,
an injury, an infection or any other reason, your life will dramatically
change. Not only will you have to change the way you interact with the
world due to your lost body part, amputees will need to be fitted with
an expensive prosthetic limb and undergo extensive rehabilitation and
physical therapy in order to regain an adequate range of movement and
level of independence they enjoyed before the incident.
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a case evaluation from a member of our firm.
Our Nashville personal injury lawyers at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
have spent the past three plus decades providing injured victims throughout
Tennessee and neighboring states with the experienced legal representation
they need to secure the compensation they deserve. If you or someone you
love suffered an amputation due to someone else’s negligence or
wrongdoing, contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.
What Can Cause An Amputation?
While anything from malpractice to trauma to illness could cause an amputation,
some of the most causes include:
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): People who suffer from PAD run the risk of having fatty deposits build
up in their arteries, which can restrict blood flow to the muscles in
their legs. If the flow remains dangerously restricted, those suffering
from this disease may suffer critical limb ischemia (CLI). This complication
can cause the skin to become cold, dry, pale, smooth and shiny and may
cause open sores, ulcers, prevent wounds from healing, atrophied muscles
and gangrene. If PAD isn’t caught and treated early on, amputation
may be the only way to prevent further damage.
Diabetes: Diabetics with dangerously high blood sugar levels are far more likely
to need amputation – the elevated levels can cause nerve and / or
blood vessel damage, also known as peripheral neuropathy. Ulcers often
form on the affected areas, and if they become infected and aren’t
treated immediately, amputation may be the only way to prevent their spread
to other parts of your body. In many cases, amputation can be avoided
through proper monitoring and care.
Trauma: Limbs can be injured, crushed, torn off, cut or seriously burned in an
accident, and amputation may be the only way to prevent infection from
spreading or further damage.
Cancer: Certain cancers that affect skin and bone may need to be treated through
amputation if other forms of treatment are unsuccessful.
Call us at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm today.
Hire A Personal Injury Attorney Today
If someone else’s negligent, reckless or wrongful actions caused
your amputation, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to cover the
costs of the procedure, your prosthetic, rehabilitation and any other
damages you may have incurred. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our
Nashville personal injury attorneys have passionately fought to defend
the rights of injured victims throughout Tennessee and the surrounding
states for more than 35 years, and are committed to continuing the fight
for as long as our services are needed. Give us a call at (615) 933-2893
to discuss your case with a member of our firm, or
fill out our online form to request a case evaluation today.