Kansas City Lawyers Helping Victims of Preventable Amputation
Amputation is sometimes necessary to preserve life. It is sometimes unavoidable because of disease or injury.
On the other hand, many people suffer loss of a limb because of another party's negligence or wrongful conduct. For example, an elderly woman may lose her leg due to delayed or improper treatment of an infection. A car accident victim may suffer partial amputation of his foot because it was pinned in the wreckage. An industrial worker may suffer total loss of his hand because it became trapped in a malfunctioning machine.
Legal Help After Losing a Limb
We help people who have suffered preventable amputation resulting from medical malpractice or accidents. In a medical setting, loss of limb can be the result of malpractice, for example, if your doctor was mistaken in recommending amputation, or if your surgeon removed the wrong limb. It can also be the result of an untreated infection in a hospital or due to neglect in a nursing home.
Amputation can also result from traumatic accidents — serious car accidents, trucking accidents, construction site accidents, industrial accident, etc. Traumatic amputation frequently leads to problems such as significant bleeding, infection, or shock immediately after the accident. Both emergency treatment and the extensive long-term treatment that will be required are extremely expensive.
Whatever the cause of your amputation, the course of your life will be changed forever. The entire family can be run down by the emotional, physical and financial turmoil.
At Dollar, Burns & Becker, our attorneys help accident victims pursue full and fair compensation for losses after preventable amputations, including:
- Hospital, therapy, and other medical expenses
- Counseling expenses related to coping with the physical changes
- Lost wages and future lost income
- Prosthetics and related therapeutic expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
If you have suffered from total or partial amputation after a serious accident or from medical negligence, we can help. Contact Dollar, Burns & Becker for a free initial consultation with a lawyer.