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New York Amputation Lawyers Fighting to Compensate Victims of Amputation in New York
Amputation is a medical term for the partial or complete loss of a limb. These serious injuries can be the result of a medical condition or a traumatic accident. If you suffered an amputation because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim for compensation for your pain and suffering, inability to work and loss of income. At Duffy & Duffy, our experienced New York amputation lawyers will have the experience and compassion to handle your case.
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Types of Cases our New York Amputation Lawyers Handle, and Their Causes
A limb can be severed in a traumatic accident or as part of a surgical procedure for treatment of an injury. In addition to the loss of an arm or leg, amputations can also include a total or partial loss of hands, fingers, feet, or toes. A traumatic amputation occurs when a sharp object severs a limb or digit or blunt force crushes a limb or digit. A car accident can often cause a traumatic loss of a limb when a metal part of the vehicle severs or crushes an arm or leg. Work accidents with defective machinery can also cause a victim’s hands and arms to be caught in the machinery and crushed. In car accidents and work accidents, the victim may be able to file a claim for their injury if it was caused by another person’s negligent actions.
Sometimes the loss of a limb, hand, foot, finger, or toe is medically necessary. Diabetic infections, gangrene, sepsis, cancer, or other medical conditions can require that a part of the body be amputated to prevent the spread or development of a disease. In these cases, sometimes medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice, can cause an amputation. If a doctor or medical professional is negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of a condition, and as a result of that negligence, the patient loses a limb, the patient may be able to recover for their pain and suffering through a medical malpractice lawsuit by one of our experienced New York amputation lawyers. In some rare but serious cases, a surgical error can cause an erroneous amputation to the incorrect limb or the incorrect patient.
Types of Amputations
There are a wide range of amputations suffered, depending upon the body part and the severity of the injury. Our New York amputation lawyers can help with your amputation case if you have suffered these or any other amputations:
- amputation below the knee (BKA amputation);
- amputation of a leg;
- amputation of both legs;
- amputation of a finger;
- amputation of a hand;
- amputation of an arm;
- amputation of a toe; or
- amputation of a foot
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If you or a loved one suffered an amputation because of the negligence or willful acts of another, you may be entitled to recover substantial damages for the pain and suffering experienced, the inability to work, medical costs and more.
Complications from Amputations
An amputation of any kind is a serious and life-altering medical condition. In addition to the loss of the limb itself, there can be serious complications, including infection, scarring, disfigurement, and permanent disability. Victims of these injuries from work accidents, car accidents, or surgery often need medical treatment for an extended period of time. When a person loses part of a limb, they may need to undergo rehabilitative therapy, physical therapy, or occupational therapy to learn to function without the limb that has been amputated. They may also be fitted for prostheses, which can attempt to replicate the lost body part. Even with extensive medical treatment and therapy, the effects of a loss of limb are severe and life-altering. In such cases, the experienced New York amputation lawyers at Duffy & Duffy can help you.
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Contact the New York Amputation Lawyers at Duffy & Duffy to Discuss Your Legal Rights
If your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit to compensate you for your pain and suffering. In car accidents or work accidents, the responsible party’s insurance coverage should be available to pay for your medical bills and your personal injuries. One of Duffy & Duffy’s experienced New York amputation lawyers can assist you with filing a claim for your injury.