Personal Injury Cases in Texas: The Top Causes of Amputation

Personal Injury Cases in Texas: The Top Causes of Amputation

Severe injuries become life-altering for many people. Dealing with amputations is extremely challenging. Accepting the change, modifying lifestyle, paying medical bills, changing career options, all add up to your emotional distress. Many of the top causes of amputation result from avoidable injuries occurring due to another person’s negligence. Traumatic amputation injuries are horrifying experiences. Whether you sustain a partial or full amputation at the time of the accident, these devastating experiences are accompanied by lifelong changes for the victim and their family.

Consulting a personal injury attorney will help you in attaining rightful compensation for the pain and suffering caused by amputation along with the financial expenses resulting from the injury. In 2018, around 6,200 work-related amputation cases were reported. Out of these, 58% were due to accidents involving machinery. Millions of amputations occur in the U.S every year.

What Are the Top Causes of Amputation?

According to various studies, the top causes of amputation are often associated with underlying diseases. The majority of people who suffer from diabetes and cancer are more prone to such incidents. Whereas trauma is the second main cause of amputation. Trauma can result from any situation such as a car accident, or while working in a manufacturing plant. The categories of amputations differ according to each situation. Not all categories involve negligence. We focus on all categories that involve negligence. You can seek compensation for such severe injuries caused by another party’s negligence.

Following are the most common causes of amputation witnessed by personal injury attorneys:

  • Medical Malpractice:

Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and staff help in keeping everyone safe and healthy. However, sometimes mistakes can happen. If the mistake caused by a doctor results due to negligence, you are eligible to bring a lawsuit against the doctor and the hospital.

For instance, a doctor and the hospital fail to provide required medical treatment for the injury in time, causing gangrene by failing to treat a post-op wound infection, or failing to treat a person adequately for diabetes, resulting in amputation. Despite the causes, losing a limb is a huge cost to pay for negligence by a medical professional. You can seek complete compensation for your injuries.

  • Car Accidents:

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of amputations. Car accidents may involve a pedestrian, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, or any other vehicle. The trauma and pain caused due to amputations occurring at the time of the accident are unimaginable. You can also suffer from serious injuries. Complications caused by those injuries may require amputation.

Often, amputation injuries are caused when a truck hits a passenger car. The severity of injuries increases manifolds in such accidents. Knowledge of the type of vehicle, cause of the accident, and manufacturing regulations are necessary to proceed with a valid claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you in gathering this information and strengthening your claim.

  • Dangerous Jobs:

Work-place injuries can have a great toll on your physical and mental health. If you suffer an injury while performing your work duties, you are eligible to receive compensation. Often work-related injuries are insured by the employer’s insurance provider. Work-related injuries are a leading cause of amputation.

Negligence towards employees in food processing units, construction sites, industrial work, handling harsh chemicals, and agricultural work can result in serious injuries that can cause amputation. For instance, people may suffer from severe burns, cuts, or being crushed by heavy machinery while working in oil rigs. Working under negligent employers can cost you your life as the majority of such work-related injuries are life-threatening.

Side Effects of Amputation:

The complications caused by amputations are not limited to the loss of a limb. The victim may suffer from physical complications such as deep vein thrombosis, severe infections, and phantom limb pain. These conditions are in addition to a general loss of mobility. It does not end here, dealing with emotional complications, depression, and experiencing emotional damages is well beyond comprehension. Mounting medical bills become a huge problem for the victim and their family especially if it requires you to change your work line.

Talk to an Experienced Attorney:

If you or someone you know suffered from such severe injuries, get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney to recognize your legal rights. Knowing about the top causes of amputation may help you to obtain compensation. We have experience in handling similar cases. Consult with our personal injury attorneys today to put your case on the right track to success.


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