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Boston Amputation Injury Attorney

An amputation injury is one of the most traumatic experiences that a person can experience during or after an accident. Permanently losing a part of yourself is something that few people can imagine, and the aftermath of an amputation requires significant physical, mental, and psychological care. The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. understands the seriousness of an amputation injury and will zealously advocate for you after an accident. To learn more about what your case might be worth, call a Boston amputation injury attorney today to schedule a free consultation.

What is an Amputation Injury?

An amputation injury is the loss or removal of a body part that is often a life changing experience for an accident victim. There are two main types of amputation injuries: traumatic and surgical amputation. Traumatic amputation occurs when a body part is cut or torn away in a severe accident, whereas a surgical amputation removes a body part after an accident if it is deemed impossible to repair or endangers a victim’s life. Common body parts subjected to amputation injuries include the following:

  • Finger
  • Hand,
  • Forearm,
  • Arm,
  • Toe,
  • Foot,
  • Shin,
  • Leg,
  • Ear, and
  • Eye

Amputation injuries most commonly occur in auto accidents, factory accidents, construction site accidents, farm accidents, explosions, or other accidents that result in crushing injuries. Any type of amputation injury requires immediate medical attention, no matter what body part is affected.

Considerations and Complications of Amputation

In addition to the amputation injury itself, there are also often other considerations and complications that can occur. For example, after an amputation the majority of accident victims feel phantom pain or phantom limb syndrome, which can be physically and psychologically distressing. Pain is usually a significant byproduct of amputation injuries, and additional medical treatment like nerve blocks or medications may be required to manage it properly. Amputation victims also have a significantly increased chance of falling, particularly if the amputation injury occurs in the lower extremities, which can in turn cause additional injuries.

Accident victims impacted by amputation injuries are also usually hospitalized for an extended period of time, face job loss, and experience additional stressors that can impact their physical and emotional health. All economic and noneconomic damages inflicted upon an accident victim must be taken into consideration when determining compensation for an amputation injury claim, and the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. have the skills you need to successfully file a case.

To Learn More, Contact Our Office

The compassionate and dedicated personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. understand the significant complexities of an amputation injury case and promise to zealously advocate for the compensation that you deserve after an accident. If you would like to learn more about your legal options after an amputation injury in the Boston area, call the office or contact us today to speak with one of our lawyers and schedule a free evaluation of your injury case.

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