At Simeone & Miller, LLP we understand your challenges after an amputation. Our dedicated team is here to support you, leveraging our expertise to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. We provide personalized, compassionate legal representation, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice heard. Together, we can help you navigate this difficult journey toward recovery and restitution. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

Understanding Amputation

Amputation involves the removal of a limb or extremity, a procedure that can be either planned or the result of an emergency:

  • Traumatic amputation: Occurs unexpectedly due to accidents or injuries. Common causes include severe burns, electrical injuries, and accidents involving machinery or vehicles.
  • Surgical amputation: A planned operation, often the result of medical conditions that impair blood circulation, such as diabetes or infection, where the limb becomes nonviable.

The procedure varies from partial removal, affecting only a part of a limb (such as toes or fingers), to the complete removal of an arm or leg. The level of amputation is determined based on the injury’s severity or the disease’s progression. 

Types of Injuries Leading to Amputation

Various injuries can lead to amputation, each with unique challenges and impacts on the individual’s life:

  • Traumatic injuries: Sudden, severe injuries from car accidents, workplace mishaps, or explosions can necessitate immediate amputation.
  • Severe burns: Extensive damage to tissues and blood vessels may leave no option other than amputation.
  • Electrical injuries: High-voltage electric shocks can cause deep tissue damage, sometimes requiring amputation.
  • Frostbite: Extreme cold injuries leading to the death of body tissue can make amputation necessary to prevent further health complications.
  • Infections: Uncontrollable infections in a limb can lead to surgical amputation to save the patient’s life.

These injuries are often devastating, highlighting the importance of immediate and expert medical intervention, not only to save lives but also to mitigate the long-term physical and psychological effects of such life-altering events.

Common Causes of Amputations 

Amputations are not random; they often stem from specific, preventable circumstances, such as:

  • Vehicle accidents: Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, or bicycles can result in traumatic injuries leading to amputation.
  • Workplace accidents: Particularly in industrial or construction environments where heavy machinery is used, accidents can cause severe injuries necessitating limb removal.
  • Medical malpractice: Misdiagnosis or surgical errors, especially in treating infections or circulatory issues, can lead to unnecessary amputations.
  • Product defects: Malfunctioning equipment or unsafe consumer products can cause injuries severe enough to require amputation.

At Simeone & Miller, we are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence that lead to life-changing injuries and advocating for the rights and recovery of our clients.

Why Choose Us?

Our attorneys understand the profound impact amputation can have on your life and will help you secure the compensation and support you deserve. You may be entitled to significant compensation depending on factors such as the extent of your injuries and the nature of the accident. Available damages include: 

  • Medical expenses: Covering surgeries, hospital stays, and ongoing medical care.
  • Rehabilitation costs: Including physical therapy and prosthetic devices.
  • Lost wages and earning capacity: Compensating for the time you cannot work and future earnings affected by your injury.
  • Pain and suffering: Acknowledging the emotional and physical pain endured.

Our comprehensive approach focuses on your immediate legal needs and long-term well-being. We work closely with medical experts to understand the full extent of your injuries and present your case with the most substantial evidence. You can depend on us to handle all the details so you can focus on recovery and adaptation. With Simeone & Miller, you have a team committed to achieving justice and the best possible outcome for you.

Simeone & Miller, LLP Represents Victims of Amputation Injuries in Washington, D.C.

If you face life’s challenges after an amputation due to an injury, turn to Simeone & Miller. Let us be your advocates, fighting for your rights and guiding you through every step of the legal process toward recovery and justice. Contact us today to get started.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.