Losing a limb or extremity due to a catastrophic accident that was not your fault can be a devastating experience. After an amputation, you may be faced with mounting medical bills, painful physical rehabilitation, and even a loss of your independence. Additionally, patients that suffer an amputation injury may have to rely on their loved ones for care and support, leading to lost wages and additional financial burdens for the whole family.
In short, amputations caused by a catastrophic accident or illness are a life-changing experience for victims and their families.
The short and long-term recovery from an amputation injury can be both traumatizing and costly. If you or a loved one experienced an amputation injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, Henson Fuerst may be able to help.
The Facts Are:
Amputations are a serious and widespread health problem that impact millions of Americans. These injuries not only cause intense physical pain, they can also result in extreme emotional distress, depression, and loss of independence.
At Henson Fuerst, we want to help raise awareness about the impact of amputation injuries. The statistics below demonstrate that amputations and limb loss injuries happen far too frequently in the U.S:
- According to a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), one out of every 190 Americans is currently living with the loss of a limb.
- The same study found that the incidence rates of amputations are expected to double by the year 2050.
- According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 500 Americans lose a limb every day, resulting in approximately 185,000 amputations every year.
Amputations can be the result of an illness or catastrophic injury. Possible causes of amputations include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Mistakes
- Birth Injuries
- Product Defects
- Diabetes and other vascular diseases
- And more