Georgia Amputation Injury Attorneys

LOST LIMB COST & The Law

What Are the Costs of a Lost Limb?

According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day, and nearly 2 million Americans presently live with limb loss. Approximately one out of every two hundred people has experienced amputation of a digit (finger or toe). In summary, amputations and limb loss affect a significant portion of our nation’s population on an annual basis and is associated with over $8.3 billion in medical costs each year.
Victims of amputations must contend with extensive medical costs, corrective surgeries to repair scars and damaged tissue, physical rehabilitation, and psychological therapy to deal with the aftermath of an amputation.
This does not even include the high price of purchasing and fitting a prosthetic, which may need to be replaced over the years. In addition, if the trauma is severe, it may lead to a serious disability that forces the victim to change careers and seek new employment to make a living.

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Non-economic damages

Beyond the financial costs of an amputation, victims also suffer significant “non-economic damages” due to their trauma. Non-economic damages broadly refer to the physical pain of an injury, the emotional distress caused by an amputation, the loss of enjoyment of life, and any costs that cannot be normally calculated as financial losses. Altogether, an amputee can pursue compensation for:
  • All medical costs, including past and future expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical equipment and prosthetics
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment

Assessing Your Condition and Pursuing Fair Money Damages

Our attorneys are prepared to evaluate your injuries and work with qualified experts to document the likely consequences of those injuries so we can seek fair compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss what we can do to help you seek the money damages you deserve from the person or organization that is ultimately responsible for the amputation of one or more of your limbs; call 770-VERDICT.