Our Boca Raton Amputation Attorneys Discuss the Causes of Amputation and Who is at Risk

Amputation is a type of surgery during which either part of or all of a limb is surgically removed. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the most common types of amputations include:

  • Foot amputation
  • Toe amputation
  • Hand amputation
  • Finger amputation
  • Below-knee amputation
  • Above-knee amputation
  • Arm amputation

Amputation, along with paralysis, is considered by most to be the most devastating injury you can suffer. Nonetheless, amputation is a fact of life for many people, caused by many accidents or conditions like car accidents and truck accidents to boating accidents, and medical malpractice. A Boca Raton amputation attorney at The Grife Law Firm understands the trauma of amputees, both physically and mentally. We’re here to help you in any way we can, and we’re committed to treating you with respect and compassion and treating your claim with ruthless efficiency, fighting to get you the maximum financial compensation allowed by law.

Causes of Amputation

Amputation is typically a last-ditch effort where the only alternative is death. There are a wide variety of reasons for amputations, including (with some minor redundancies):

  • Medical mistakes, including misdiagnoses, failure to accurately diagnose or timely treat certain medical conditions, infections
  • Operating on the wrong body part because of medical record mistakes
  • Severe injuries from catastrophic accidents, such as car accidents, workplace accidents, or serious burns
  • Cancerous tumors in the muscle or bone of a limb
  • Serious infections that are unaffected by antibiotics
  • Neuroma, or the thickening of nerve tissue
  • Frostbite
  • Chronic diseases
  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Any condition that cuts off or critically slows the flow of blood to an extremity

If you are facing or have already faced amputation, many of your problems will be monetary in nature. That’s where a Boca Raton amputation attorney at The Grife Law Firm comes in. You already have too much on your plate, so let us handle your legal issues. If there is any financial compensation available to you, we’ll help you find it and collect it, allowing you to focus on your health and the other real-life realities of being an amputee. 

Who is Most at Risk for Amputation?

On one hand, it’s fair to say that if you have any of the conditions listed above, you are at high risk for amputation, and in some cases, amputation is simply inevitable if you wish to keep living. Some increased amputation risk factors include:

  • Being a male
  • A history of smoking
  • A history of foot ulcers
  • Gangrene, and a higher white blood cell count
  • A history of osteomyelitis
  • A lower body mass index
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Age
  • Hypertension
  • HbA1c; commonly known as a high A1c score

How Can a Boca Raton Amputation Lawyer at The Grife Law Firm Help Me?

Some of the risk factors can be lowered with various types of lifestyle adjustments, but some cannot. Still, knowing the risk factors will help you address what’s within your ability to change. Be sure to document every step of your treatment and pain levels. Although we can’t prevent inevitable amputations, we can help you make the positive changes necessary to lower your risk factors. If the amputation was caused by someone else, we can prosecute your case for you and obtain the maximum financial compensation you deserve.

Turn To A Boca Raton Amputation Attorney At The Grife Law Firm

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If you have been injured because of someone else’s careless actions on the water, you should contact a Boca Raton boat accident attorney at The Grife Law Firm to find out more about your legal options. We assist injured individuals throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Call us at 855-998-0770 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We also are available to assist people who need a cruise ship accident attorney when they are injured on vacation.
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