Some accidents produce very serious injuries. One that sometimes occurs is a traumatic amputation. This means that you lost a body part due to an accident. There are a variety of complications that can occur in this situation. One thing that’s universal in all traumatic amputation cases is that there is going to be a long recovery period.
There are two types of traumatic amputations – complete and partial. In a partial amputation, there are still some soft tissues connecting the two parts of the body. In a complete amputation, the body part is totally severed from the rest of the body.
Some limbs can be reattached
Depending on the condition of the limb and the stump, it might be possible for medical professionals to reattach the amputated limb. When this is possible, you’ll face considerable rehabilitation as the limb’s structures heal.
You’ll also need intense therapy to help you learn how to function if the limb can’t be reattached. For some, this means that they’re going to need a prosthetic limb to help them live as normally as possible.
Compensation after the injury
The cost of medical care as well as physical therapy after a traumatic amputation is considerable. If the injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you can seek compensation to cover the cost of medical care, lost wages and other expenses as well as noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
Working closely with an attorney who has experience with cases like this can help you to get the compensation you need as you move forward in the future.