As we have shared in recent blog posts, a person can undergo an amputation for many reasons; including disease, an accident, and even medical malpractice. Arm and leg amputations can occur in auto accidents, tractor accidents, boating accidents or accidents due to defective products. Many constructions workers in Los Angeles and the surrounding area suffer amputations as a result of a dangerous workplace that their employer needs to be held liable for.
In some cases, your doctor might have performed a surgery on your body that resulted in you losing a body part. If you or a loved one suffered the loss of a limb, from a finger to a leg, as a result of a doctor or medical professional’s negligence, you need to speak with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles about recovering financial damages. At BIK Law, our Los Angeles amputation injury attorneys are also doctors who understand the physical toll an amputation takes on a person’s body. Not only do we realize the medical side effects of an amputation, we hire experts to help calculate and prove all of your damages, maximizing your compensation.
Whether your amputation was a result of negligence or necessity, many insurance companies refuse to pay for many of the costs associated with the amputation, which means you or your injured loved one may be responsible for hundreds and thousands of dollars in medical care just to survive.
Be aware that the amount of financial recovery for a serious medical injury like amputation will depend on the facts of your case. Factors your personal injury lawyer and the courts will look at include who harmed you, how you were harmed (i.e. was negligence involved), whether you were at all at fault, and what your financial losses have been and may continue to be. The ability to determine future costs associated with your care and maintaining a reasonable lifestyle similar to the one you had before the accident is another reason why the experienced amputation lawyers at BIK Law often bring in medical experts to help explain to the judge and/or jury how much you have suffered physically and what your related financial costs may be. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. have years of experience with severe injury cases and we will make sure insurance companies are not able to take advantage of your vulnerable situation.
We understand how challenging it can be to manage life without a limb, pay for the costs of therapy (often both physical and mental), and to pay for medical costs for months and years to come. Amputation can cause extreme mental, physical and psychological trauma and we believe it’s important that you get the care, medical services, and financial support that you deserve.
For more information on how to recover compensatory damages for an injury you or a loved one has suffered as a result of another person’s negligence, contact BIK Law today.