The loss of a limb is a shocking, horrific, life-transforming experience. But the story doesn’t end with the removal of a limb. The after-effects of an amputation can continue for years into the lives of amputees. Depending on how the limb was detached (for example, was it crushed, or severed with a doctor’s knife?) nerves can grow too rapidly at the point of severance and cause painful neuroma. Phantom limb syndrome causes serious pain in the non-existent limb, and it can haunt amputees for years. Also, the loss of a limb can unsettle the body’s natural balance and weight distribution, causing bone and joint pain.
Many people are unaware, however, that health problems related to an amputation can continue long after the limb has actually been removed. If juries are not made aware of these residual effects, they won’t be able to take them into account when determining what fair compensation might be. Having a familiarity with the medical issues relating to amputations and experience in handling amputation cases, the attorneys at Lallande Law, PLC have a comprehensive understanding of how amputated limbs affect the lives of amputees. This enables Lallande Law, PLC to deliver insightful arguments to help juries understand the impact an amputation has on a person’s life and why it is important that they be fairly compensated. Lallande Law, PLC is truly passionate about making sure that each client receives the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has lost a limb, there are avenues available for compensation. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law, PLC, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.