Complications after a Traumatic Amputation

Some of the most devastating injuries that a person can suffer involve the loss of a limb. Traumatic amputations can occur as a result of motorcycle, truck and auto accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of accidents. However, they are most often the result of workplace accidents and auto accidents.

Lower extremity amputations can restrict mobility, preventing persons from being able to walk about as they did before. Amputations of hands and fingers and upper extremity amputations can also limit the manual tasks that the person can perform.

The consequences of amputations can be devastating for a person’s productivity. He may no longer be able to work, and may longer be able to return to the job that he did before the injury. He may have to be retrained for some other job which may not be as well-paying.

Also equally devastating are the mental and psychological consequences of an amputation. Losing a body limb or part of the body, can have a tremendous and detrimental effect on the person’s psyche, contributing to feelings of depression, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, and other symptoms of psychological impact.

In some cases, a person may be able to use prosthetic limbs to replace the amputated limb. The good news is that prosthetic technology has advanced tremendously, and new aids make it much easier for persons to perform the tasks that they were able to perform earlier before the amputation.

Speak To A Skilled Denver Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered an amputation injury, speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer about filing a claim for damages. You may be eligible for damages that can cover not just the cost of medical treatment, but also the prosthetic devices that you need. Schedule an evaluation of your case by a Denver personal injury lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.