Amputation involves the removal of all or part of a limb or appendage. You may lose legs, arms, feet, hands, toes, or fingers in a serious accident or as the result of medical malpractice. Amputation injuries are painful and life changing. A prosthesis may be necessary. When you suffer amputation injuries as the result of an accident caused by another, you may face substantial unexpected costs and pain. You should consult the seasoned Syracuse serious injury attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano about your situation.Amputation
Losing a limb can result in significant psychological, emotional and physical challenges. You may need prosthetics and rehabilitation. Many people don’t have enough saved for all the additional expenses associated with unexpected amputation. Accidental surgeries may be the result of car accidents, truck accidents dangerous property conditions, or medical malpractice.
Our lawyers may be able to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit if your amputation is the result of another’s negligence. However, if a doctor botched your surgery or failed to abide by the professional standard of care and as a result, your limb was improperly amputated, complications resulted, or the wrong limb was removed, we can also represent in you in a medical malpractice lawsuit.Vehicle Accidents
If you suffered amputation of a limb or appendage in a vehicle accident caused by another, our lawyers may be able to help you. While you’ll need to turn to your own personal injury protection (PIP) first if you are injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages by filing a lawsuit in court for the full range of losses you suffer as the result of an amputation.
In certain complicated cases, it is important to explore all contributing factors that may have resulted in an amputation after your vehicle accident. For instance, if your arm was amputated because your motorcycle turned over on a private road in Syracuse and it’s not entirely clear whether it turned over because of a manufacturing defect, a dangerous road condition, or another driver’s negligence, our attorneys may retain an accident reconstruction expert to pinpoint which parties are responsible and the extent of their responsibilities.
Each case calls for its own strategy to obtain the best results. There is a narrow window of time within which we can bring your personal injury lawsuit and an even narrower window within which to obtain important evidence after a complicated vehicle accident that results in amputation. It is crucial to call us as soon as you can after being injured.Medical Malpractice
When performing an amputation, surgeons remove damaged tissue and leave as much healthy tissue as they can. Surgical amputation may be necessary for a number of different reasons, including if you suffer from:
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Severe injury
- Serious infection that doesn’t improve with antibiotics or other treatment
There are situations in which the wrong limb is amputated, and in that case, you may be able to recover damages for medical malpractice. Similarly, if a health care provider fails to abide by the professional standard of care such that you suffer complications in connection with a surgical amputation, we may be able to represent you in a lawsuit for damages against the provider.Damages
If we can establish liability, we may be able to recover damages on your behalf. Compensatory damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Medical equipment such as a prosthesis or wheelchair.
When you choose a law firm to represent you in connection with amputation caused by another, it’s important to consider its trial experience, reviews, and record of success. If you sustained amputation in Upstate New York due to the fault of another, you should call the seasoned Syracuse attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano. We have over 3 decades of experience representing accident victims and have recovered over $100 million in personal injury awards. We are members of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. We represent clients in Rochester, Auburn, Watertown, Oswego, Lowville, Wampsville, Canandaigua, Lyons, Ithaca, Cooperstown, Oneida, Utica, Herkimer, Binghamton, and Elmira. Complete our online form or call us at 833-200-2000.