In the United States, there are approximately 1.7 million people living with limb loss. About one out of every 200 people in the U.S. has had an amputation. — National Limb Loss Information Center
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, represent clients who have suffered an amputation caused by the negligence of another person or organization.
Loss of a limb can occur because of diseases like cancer or diabetes, because of congenital conditions, or because of a traumatic event. Our law firm focuses on amputations related to medical malpractice and trauma.
Car accidents, burns, and other traumatic injuries can damage tissues so badly that a limb must be partially or totally removed in order to avoid systemic infection or even death. More than 20 percent of amputations occur because of trauma. Upper limbs are removed in 68 percent of traumatic amputations.
Some amputees experience phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain from the region of the missing limb. Grief, surgical complications, and skin problems related to an artificial limb are common in people with amputations.
Focusing on Your Future
Our law firm takes care to document the full extent of damages caused by the amputation. Medical care, physical and vocational rehabilitation, and the lifetime costs of prosthetic devices are just some of the factors included in the calculation. We also factor in the possibility of future improvements in prosthetic devices so that our clients will be able to take advantage of technological advances in adaptive devices.
If you or a family member was injured in an accident, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state.