Greater Boston Area Personal Injury Damages - Amputation Claims
Amputation represents an extreme response to a life-threatening condition whether caused by sudden trauma or by illness. By definition, amputation is always a permanent injury and in some situations it can imply a major disability. Because of the deep psychological impact that the loss of a limb can cause, the consideration of personal injury damages in an amputation case should not end with the physical injury alone. To learn about our approach to the negotiation or trial of cases that involve amputation, contact the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Kenney & Conley in Braintree.
In our experience, amputation is an infrequent but major element of the damages claim in personal injury litigation involving the following:
- Semi truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Crushing injuries suffered on the job in heavy equipment accidents or warehouse accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Surgical negligence
- Improper diagnosis of illness or infection
- Complications of burn injuries suffered in a fire or explosion
Although the technology associated with prosthetic devices continues to improve, thus alleviating some of the daily inconvenience and discomfort experienced by amputees, no effective technological approach has been found to prevent the phenomenon known as phantom pain, or the psychological challenges faced by people who must adapt to a new body image and set of physical capacities.
Our careful approach to the preparation of amputation damages claims will help ensure that all components of your loss, from psychological support to adaptive technology and home assistance as necessary, will be presented in persuasive terms for compensation. For a free consultation about our experience in accident or medical malpractice cases resulting in amputation, contact the Greater Boston personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Conley.
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