Amputations are devastating. And when they are the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, amputations are especially difficult to accept. Oilfield accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, medical errors, and construction accidents are responsible for many amputations in the U.S.
Vascular system or infection-related amputations (as opposed to trauma-related amputations) comprise over 50% of all amputations in the U.S. Often, these amputations could have been avoided with proper medical care. Unfortunately, however, compromised vascular flow or infections are routinely ignored by health care providers to the point that amputation is the only option.
If you have an amputation due to someone else’s actions, call us today so that we may work to obtain compensation for you and prevent the same mistake from happening to someone else.
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Limb Loss Statistics
– Nearly 2 million Americans are living with limb loss.
– Roughly 185,000 amputations occur in the U.S. every year.
– After vascular-related amputations, trauma-related amputations are the most common.
– One in every 200 Americans has undergone some sort of amputation.
– Lower limb amputations account for nearly all (97%) vascular-related amputations, whereas upper limb amputations account for the vast majority (69%) of trauma-related amputations.
Because of improvements in workplace and vehicle safety, trauma-related amputations has declined over the last 30 years. That is not to say, however, that it has disappeared. To the contrary, unsafe working conditions and negligent companies exist in every community. People continue to be the victim of a “profit over safety” mindset. Couple that with the additional distractions technology has introduced to commercial drivers, and severe accidents causing amputations occur all the time.
McGehee ☆ Chang, Barnes, Landgraf has decades of experience representing personal injury and medical malpractice victims. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to someone else’s wrongful conduct, call us immediately at 713-864-4000.