Phoenix Amputation Attorneys
Were You Seriously Injured?
Amputations, whether they are the result of an infection, injury, disease, or some other reason, will lead to a dramatic change in the way someone interacts with the world for the rest of their life. In addition to the permanent disfigurement the loss of a body part causes, amputees can expect to be fitted with a prosthetic limb that will require extensive physical therapy, rehabilitation, and maintenance in order to regain the independence and complete range of movement they enjoyed before the amputation.
Give our Phoenix personal injury attorneys a call at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your case.
At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix amputation attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to fight for the maximum compensation possible. With nearly 100 years of collective legal experience, our team has handled many types of injury cases, and will work with you to create a plan of action that works best for you, and help you secure the peace of mind that you need.
How Do Amputations Happen?
Amputations can result from a variety of illnesses, trauma, and malpractice, but some of the more common causes include:
- Cancer: Certain types of bone and skin cancer may require amputation if other treatments fail to stop its spread.
- Trauma: If a limb is cut or torn off, crushed, injured in an explosion, or seriously burned, amputation may be the only way to prevent further damage or infection from spreading throughout the victim’s body.
- Diabetes: When diabetes causes a patient’s blood sugar to spike to dangerous levels, the chance of amputation dramatically increases. Dangerously high blood sugar can also lead to damaged blood vessels and / or nerve damage, commonly referred to as peripheral neuropathy. In many cases, ulcers can form in the affected area and become infected – if they aren’t taken care of immediately, the ulcers can spread to other parts of your body that may also need to be amputated. These amputations can often be avoided with proper monitoring and care from your doctor.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Fatty deposits can build up in the arteries of people who suffer from PAD, restricting the flow of blood to the leg muscles. When blood flow is significantly restricted, patients can suffer from critical limb ischemia (CLI), a complication that can lead to gangrene, atrophied muscles, wounds that won’t heal, open sores, ulcers, and shiny, smooth, pale, dry, and cold skin. Catching and treating this condition early may allow doctors to administer treatment to restore blood flow, otherwise amputation may be the only option.
If your amputation was the result of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure compensation for your lost body parts and any other damages that came about as a result.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer Today
Amputations permanently change the life of anyone who undergoes the procedure. Once the initial surgery is complete, there are still years of treatment and rehabilitation that the patient will need to undergo. If your amputation was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you shouldn’t be responsible for paying the ever-increasing medical bills that pile up. At MayesTelles, our Phoenix amputation lawyers are ready to fight for your rights in court and at the negotiation table in order to secure you the compensation you need. Fill out our online form to begin your case evaluation, or give us a call at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our lawyers today.