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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 can we help?
- How is a traumatic amputation defined?
- How much is my traumatic amputation case worth in New Jersey?
- Can I obtain emotional help for my loss of limb?
- Are there treatments for paralysis in Cherry Hill?
- How can a prosthesis help Cherry Hill accident victims?
- What are the causes of traumatic amputation in Cherry Hill?
- Do you have a Cherry Hill traumatic amputation lawyer near me?
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.
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.
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.