Illinois Amputation Injury Attorney

Illinois Amputation Injury Attorney

Lawyers Assisting With Loss of Limb Cases in Chicago and Throughout the U.S.

People can be injured in a wide variety of situations, and in cases involving severe injuries, a victim and their family may experience repercussions that affect them for the rest of their lives. When these injuries occur because of negligence, those who were responsible should be held accountable for the harm they have caused.

The attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC are highly experienced in personal injury cases, and we understand the financial and personal devastation that catastrophic injuries can bring. We work to pursue justice for injury victims, and we are dedicated to improving and enhancing public safety.

Injuries Resulting in Amputation

A body part may be severed in an accident, or a doctor may choose to remove a limb if it is damaged beyond repair. Amputations may occur because of:

  • Car accidents - Serious accidents, such as those which occur at high speeds or collisions with trains or semi-trailer trucks, may result in injuries which result in loss of limbs.
  • Medical malpractice - Surgical errors can cause damage to body parts that may require amputation. Other forms of medical negligence, such as misdiagnosis of cancer or failure to provide proper treatment for conditions such as diabetes, can lead to the loss of one or more limbs.
  • Workplace accidents - Malfunctions or improper use of the equipment used at construction sites can cause severe injuries requiring amputation. Loss of limbs can also occur at other workplaces for a wide variety of reasons, such as being crushed by falling objects.
  • Nursing home neglect - Failure to properly treat conditions such as bedsores can lead to the loss of limbs for nursing home residents.
  • Dog bites - An attack by a dog or other animal can sever a victim's fingers or cause severe damage that leads to the loss of a limb.

Effects of Amputation

Even the most minor amputations will affect a victim for the rest of their life. These effects can include:

  • Immediate medical treatment for wounds suffered, including any complications that may occur, such as infections.
  • Ongoing physical therapy, including exercises to build coordination and balance after the loss of a limb, as well as training in the use of any required wheelchairs or other assistive devices.
  • Pain management through the use of medication or other therapies.
  • The need to pay for expensive prosthetic limbs, as well as the costs of repair and replacement and training on how to use these devices effectively.
  • The cost of modifications to a victim's home and vehicles to accommodate their decreased mobility.
  • Loss of work hours during recovery and/or impairment to a victim's income-earning capacity.
  • Emotional trauma.

Contact a Cook County Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

When you suffer an amputation, you know that you will be constantly reminded of this injury for the foreseeable future. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another person or company, you deserve to receive compensation that fully addresses the damages you have suffered, including the costs of immediate medical care, the physical and emotional therapy you may need, prosthetics, lost income and disability, and the pain and suffering you have experienced.

At TKK, we will fight for you throughout the legal process, working to ensure that negligent parties are fully held accountable for the harm they have caused you and your family. To schedule a free consultation with our skilled attorneys, contact us today by calling 312-605-8800.

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Chicago, IL 60601

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