Cherry Hill Traumatic Amputation Lawyers

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Cherry Hill Traumatic Amputation Lawyers

Compassionate Cherry Hill limb loss attorneys protecting South Jersey families

The force of some accidents can be so intense that a victim’s arm or leg is so badly damaged that the only remedy is to amputate part or all the limb. Victims may also require surgery to remove their limb due to infections, extensive nerve damage, or other trauma that prevents doctors from saving the limb. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill traumatic amputation lawyers understand how life-changing the loss of an arm, leg, or both arms and legs is. We work aggressively to determine how the accident that caused the loss of your limb occurred and who should be held responsible.

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How is a traumatic amputation defined?

Johns Hopkins Medicine defines amputation as the loss or removal of any body part, such as an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe. Amputation generally refers to the surgical procedure of cutting through bone to remove part or all of the limb. Amputation can also refer to the surgical process of saving a limb that is torn off or destroyed after an accident.

Amputation may be the result of a surgical procedure, but it can also refer to the severing of a limb at the scene of an accident. These injuries are catastrophic. The victim’s life is never the same as it was before the accident. Even with prosthetic devices, victims will struggle to work, live, function, and stay as independent as they were before the accident. Without the use of a prosthetic device, obtaining any similar level of function as before the accident can be quite daunting.

How much is my traumatic amputation case worth in New Jersey?

You have the right to hold the drivers, manufacturers, property owners, and anyone else who caused your loss of limb accountable. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill traumatic amputation lawyers work with your doctors, employers, family, and you to fully understand your financial losses and your personal damages.

We seek compensation for all your current and future:

  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and lost benefits
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function and quality of life
  • Loss of consortium (marital support and enjoyment)
  • Property damage

Contact us as soon as possible after an accident so we can investigate and speak to your doctors about your medical status. In New Jersey, you generally have two years from the date of the accident that caused your amputation to file your claim – but the best practice is to contact us immediately. Some shorter time limits may apply.

Can I obtain emotional help for my loss of limb?

For most amputees, learning to physically function is just the starting point. Many victims need to learn to cope with how they feel about the loss of a limb and how they can cope with the thoughts, concerns, and stares of others. Many amputees need psychological help from trained psychologists. Many amputees also benefit from support groups – people who are also amputees.

You might try contacting the Amputee Coalition, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation, or other support organizations in and near Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

What is phantom pain?

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, most amputation victims suffer phantom limb sensations (a sensation that your limb is still present) and phantom pain (severe pain due to the loss of limb). During surgery, your doctors may be able to take steps to treat the nerves and help reduce the risk of this disorder and the extent to which it occurs.

Phantom pain is still compensable because the pain is real. It doesn’t matter that the body part is no longer there.

Are there treatments for paralysis in Cherry Hill?

The treatments generally depend on the limb or the part of the limb that the doctors are trying to save and treat. In addition to surgery, treatments vary depending on the prosthetic device and the tasks the victim is trying to perform. Leg amputations require weight-bearing support. Hand prosthetics require the ability to relearn fine motor skills.

The surgery team normally consists of an orthopedic surgeon, a plastic or reconstructive surgeon, nurses, and technical healthcare providers. The Cleveland Clinic states that amputees normally need to stay in the hospital for a few days or even up to a few weeks.

All amputees, whether they use a prosthetic device or not, will require rehabilitative care with physical and occupational therapists who help with movement, strength, daily functioning, and many other activities.

At Ferrara & Gable, our team works with your surgeons, orthopedists, and rehabilitative professionals to fully show the medical care you’ll need, the possibility of using and the difficulty of using a prosthetic, the cost of your care, and all the ways living your life without these body parts will make your life painful and challenging.

How can a prosthesis help Cherry Hill accident victims?

A common treatment for the loss of a limb is the use of a prosthetic device – which is an artificial limb or body part (such as an artificial hand).

The Amputee Coalition states that using a prosthetic device involves the following issues:

  • The patient has to want to use a prosthetic device.
  • Each patient is fitted with a device designed for their body part, stump, muscles, and functional goals. “Many individuals with limb loss have a lifelong relationship with their prosthetist.” Most victims wear several prostheses during their lifetime. All prosthetic devices should help with function, such as walking or lifting. Newer devices can help with fine motor skills such as writing. There is even work on devices that use microprocessors to send messages to the brain.
  • Cherry Hill accident victims need to learn how to use a prosthesis and how to care for their devices.

A prosthetist will help you take on and take off the prosthesis and take care of the prosthesis. A physical or occupational therapist helps you handle emergencies such as falls, learn to walk better (if you have a leg prosthesis), drive a car, and do many other activities.

The defendants who are liable for your injuries should pay for the cost of all the prostheses you’ll need for your lifetime.

What are the causes of traumatic amputation in Cherry Hill?

Some of the reasons patients suffer a limb loss in Cherry Hill include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck crashes
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Negligent security which may result in violence
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Machinery and equipment accidents

The loss of a limb may also be necessitated if a doctor commits medical malpractice, such as if a treating orthopedist fails to anticipate or treat an infection, or makes errors during surgery. At Ferrara & Gable, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at showing what negligence or lack of care caused your amputation or that of a loved one.

Do you have a Cherry Hill traumatic amputation lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets clients at our office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can park nearby. You can reach us by the Rt. 38 bus. We conduct phone and video consultations for clients who are not physically able to come to our office.

Our personal injury lawyers have helped numerous clients just like you obtain strong insurance settlements and verdicts.

Our limb loss lawyers in Cherry Hill help people throughout South Jersey

Living with a catastrophic injury can be heartbreaking. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill traumatic amputation lawyers are skilled at holding the people who caused your loss of limb accountable and by helping you obtain the compensation you deserve to restart your life and obtain the medical care and damages you deserve. To assert your right to compensation, call us or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.