Amputation Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
What is an Amputation?
An amputation is the removal of an extremity or appendage from the body. This may include a hand, digit, forearm, arm, toe, foot, the leg above the knee, or the leg below the knee.
Different Forms of Amputation
Some of the following are different forms of amputation:
- Below the knee amputation
- Above the knee amputation
- Foot amputation
- Arm amputation
- Limb amputation
- Hand amputation
- Upper extremity amputation
- Lower extremity amputation
Causes for an Amputation
An amputation in the upper or lower extremity may be the result of trauma or might be performed in the treatment of congenital or acquired conditions. An amputation may result from a traumatic injury involving vehicle accidents, self-inflicted wounds, or military battles. They may also be necessary due to a traumatic event, such as a burn or frostbite. An amputation may also be indicated for tumor removal, vascular insufficiency, infection, or congenital malformation.
The loss of a limb or extremity might be very debilitating for an individual, especially when the amputation is closer to the torso. The loss of a limb will particularly affect those who have labor intensive jobs. In general, an amputation may seriously curtail what a person was able to do before the amputation.
For an amputee, there will be a recovery stage in the hospital. Rehabilitation will be necessary to learn how to adjust without the limb(s) and how to possibly use prosthetics. It may also be necessary to see a psychiatrist or psychologist to help heal emotionally and mentally.
If you or a loved one has experienced an amputation, please contact our Amputation Attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on amputation cases but in other personal injury areas, as well as criminal defense and DUI, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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