At Fulmer Sill, we know that dealing with critical amputation injuries of loved ones is extremely difficult. We understand how it completely changes your life and can put a tremendous strain on your physical and emotional condition, your finances, and your future. We encourage you to contact our firm so that we can help you to evaluate your situation and discuss all of your legal options.
One out of every 200 Americans—1.7 million people overall—has suffered some type of limb loss, with 50,000 new amputation cases reported across the U.S. annually, according to national statistics. A large number of these amputations occur as a result of traumatic accidents. However, diseases and other medical conditions—from diabetes, cancers, infections and tumors—outnumber trauma as the primary cause. Losing a limb can cause the victim to face a long, painful, and expensive road to recovery – physical therapy and continuous medical care are common treatment plans for victims of such injuries. The loss of a limb can result in medical complications including infection, permanent nerve damage, and joint contractures. One of the most common symptoms victims experience is a phantom pain in the amputated portion of the lost limb. It usually manifests as a burning, shooting, stabbing, or throbbing sensation.