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Cleveland Amputation & Severed Limb Injuries

Around 185,000 amputations are performed annually by medical professionals in the US, and the rate of mortality within five years of amputation for vascular patients is nearly 50%, and experts say it’s more than likely a patient who loses one leg or arm to diabetes will have to undergo a second amputation within the next few years. Undergoing an amputation or having limbs severed is perhaps one of the most severe and life-altering situations a person can find themselves in after an accident or sustaining bodily trauma.

That’s why the amputation and severed limb lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are your best choice for Cleveland-area cases. Together, they have decades of combined experience dealing with severe medical issues that can have long-term physical, psychological, and financial impact.

If you or someone you know has experienced traumatic limb removal or amputation as the result of a work accident, truck accident, or other issues, you need stellar legal advice as you navigate the complexities of medical, litigation, and insurance processes in Ohio.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

What Constitutes an Amputation?

Amputation is the removal of a limb or body part that has sustained irreversible disease or injury. Blood vessel diseases, particularly related to diabetes, cancerous tumors, and forced-trauma accidents are major catalysts in doctors choosing to amputate a person’s limbs.

Other serious infections – such as gangrene or frostbite – and severe birth defects can also prompt medical professionals to amputate. Common amputation areas are located in the lower body, particularly in the legs, feet, and toes, and especially when associated with blood vessel disturbance.

Common Causes for Limb Loss & Amputation

According to statistics compiled by the nation’s Amputee Coalition, almost two million people in the US currently live with limb loss, and approximately 1,334,918 Ohioans alone – roughly 13.5% of the state’s adults – have diabetes.

The primary causes for losing limbs are:

  • Vascular disease, particularly diabetes
  • Trauma
  • Cancer

Limb Loss and amputations are irreversible solutions to critical life problems. They not only result in drastic lifestyle change for patients who undergo them but also have long-lasting effects on a person’s emotional and psychological psyche.

Costs Associated with Limb Loss

The high number of amputations and severed limbs in the US comes with a steep financial burden.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, estimates put the annual monetary cost of amputations at around $8.3 billion each year, and diabetes alone – including and beyond amputations – exceeds annual costs of $245 billion.

Trauma/Accident Amputations

Amputations and severed limbs from sustained trauma forces – such as car accidents and motorcycle accidents – often occur in the upper body. Leading causes of trauma-related amputations and loss of limbs include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including bicycles
  • Workplace accidents, primarily in factories and on construction sites
  • Agricultural accidents – which includes lawnmowers
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Electrocution
  • Building accidents
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According to statistics compiled by the Industrial Safety and Hygiene Review, partial hand amputations – including the loss of one or more fingers – is the most common trauma-related amputation, and the ages primarily affected by traumatic amputations are within the 15-40 range.

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Compensation for Amputation & Severed Limbs

If you or a loved one have endured an amputation after an automobile accident, sports accident, or through some type of negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for various your losses.

Medical treatment and rehab related to severed limb injuries are long-term, affect other parts of the body, and can be incredibly costly. It is important to recover from the financial damages you experienced. Speak with a Cleveland amputation attorney to get help as soon as possible.

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What to Expect from An Amputation Claim?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim may help you to recoup your losses and secure necessary medical care. We can help you recover:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disability
  • Physical limitations

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Our Cleveland Amputation Lawyers Can Help

Amputations and limb loss is a life-altering situations; it can lead to physical, psychological, and financial damage. Our amputation and severed limb lawyers at KNR are able to help guide you through the strenuous legal process so you can focus on recovery.

If you or a loved one have experienced an amputation or limb loss and want to know if you qualify for restitution, contact one of our Cleveland attorneys today.

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Experince a Severed Limb Injury? KNR Will

  • Answer your questions and concerns
  • Keep you updated during all stages of the process
  • Obtain medical records about the extent of your injury
  • Identify the responsible party
  • Determine the fair and full value of your damages
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation
  • Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary