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Amputation Attorney in York: Know Your Rights

Nearly two million Americans live with amputations and more than 185,000 people lose a limb every year, according to the National Limb Loss Information Center. These traumatic injuries can turn your world upside down and leave you with huge medical bills to cover surgeries, rehabilitation, and medical equipment. Add to those costs, lost wages and the mental anguish of such a catastrophic injury.  

If you or someone you love has suffered an amputation, contact a personal injury attorney at Dale E. Anstine to answer your questions, free of charge. We’ve handled countless cases involving a loss of a limb, and we understand the emotional toll it takes on the injured and their families.

We’re here to take the burden off you, and to assist with the insurance calls, the doctor’s appointments, medical bills and more. 

Amputation Causes

Amputations fall into two categories- 1.) traumatic amputations, like one that may be the result of an auto or industrial accident, and 2.) surgical amputations, where the removal of all or part of a limb or extremity, such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe, or finger is medically necessary. 

Reasons for amputation may include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Construction accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Defective products
  • Frostbite

Following an amputation, there are many potential complications, including blood clots, infection, regional pain and swelling, angina, phantom pains, heart attack, stroke, even death.

There are also the psychological effects, like body image issues and the inability to do daily activities, that contribute to the victim’s pain and suffering. About a third of the people who suffer the loss of a limb deal with anxiety and depression.

What Kind of Compensation is there in an Amputation Case?

When it comes to amputations, medical costs are extremely high. Bills associated with prosthetic limbs, surgeries, and rehabilitation can be overwhelming and life-changing. It’s estimated that the lifetime cost of an amputation can be around $400,000 when adding medical fees, hospital bills and prosthetic expenses. This does not include emotional support or counselling.

Amputation accident victims can seek coverage for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Lost wages, lost careers and more

Contact Our Amputation Attorneys in York, PA Right Away!

Amputations and their aftermath are costly; physically, emotionally, psychologically, and financially. You likely face a long road of rehabilitation, job loss or modifications, and unfortunately, a lot of pain and suffering. 

If you’ve lost a limb due to an accident on the road or on the job, you need to reach out to an experienced attorney at Dale E. Anstine right away. If your amputation was due to the reckless behavior or negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your life changing injury. We believe in holding those people responsible.

Our law firm has been practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law in York and Adams counties for decades. Let us focus on your office injury case while you recover from your injuries. We do not charge a fee for representation unless we win your case for you, so reach out today for help.

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