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Since 1979, the Long Beach California amputation attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have diligently represented their clients. They have fought hard for clients to be able to receive their due compensation. We want to meet with you and your family to discuss your amputation case regardless of whether it is from a traumatic injury event, disease or deformity. We represent all types of amputation cases from workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases to work injury cases.
Our firm wants to be by your side at each stage of the amputation, the legal proceedings and your recovery. We will work hard to ensure you get the proper medical and physical therapy care you need. Our Long Beach California amputation lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will also enlist for you a full team of professionals to help work on your injury case. This includes accident reconstructionists, economists, physicians, therapists, and vocational experts to make sure you receive the maximum compensation you are rightfully due.
Amputations are always a difficult procedure to go through. They are the purposeful or traumatic removal of an arm, leg, hand, foot, toe or finger. In total, diseases lead to seventy percent of all amputations while trauma causes twenty-two percent. Birth defects (congenital) and tumors both cause four percent each of all amputations in the USA. Finger amputations, foot amputations and toe amputations are more common than leg amputations and arm amputations.
They are usually done under general anesthesia and they can either be planned and scheduled or done due to an emergency like an injury or arterial embolism. A general or orthopedic surgeon usually will do the surgery with a team of other medical professionals assisting them.
Reasons why someone would need an amputation done by surgery include work injuries, gangrene, frostbite, cancerous tumors, melanoma, deformities like an extra finger or extra toe, osteomyelitis (deep bone infection), severe trauma, diabetes, and impaired circulation. Buerger’s disease and Raynaud’s disease are two additional reasons where amputations need to be considered.
Amputations are done to the entire range all of the extremities of the body from the finger amputation to the leg or foot amputation. Amputations can generally be broken up into two categories: upper body and lower body amputations.
The upper body amputations involve surgeries and trauma from the shoulder down to the fingers. The list of the most common amputations involving the arm includes: arm amputation, shoulder disarticulation, forequarter amputation, above-elbow amputation (transhumeral), elbow disarticulation, and forearm amputation (transradial). The amputations dealing with the hand include: hand amputation, wrist disarticulation, metacarpal amputation, and finger amputations including thumb amputation, pointer finger amputation, middle finger amputation, ring finger amputation and pinky amputation (or it could be a multi-digit amputation where more than one finger is amputated).
The lower body amputations involve surgeries and trauma that affect a person’s body from the pelvis region down to the toes. The list of possible leg amputations includes: whole leg amputation, hindquarter amputation, hip disarticulation, rotationplasty, above knee amputation (transradial), knee-bearing amputation, and below-knee amputation (transtibial). The possible amputations for the foot include foot amputation, ankle disarticulation, partial foot amputation or toe amputation.
The following is a list of injuries that can cause the need for an amputation if the trauma is severe enough or if the person would be better off because of an amputation:
Though we do not go to work thinking we may get injured, it happens. As an example, OSHA states that about half of the injuries that occur while using the punch press require amputation. Many other machines and equipment at work have high rates of injuries that cause or require amputations including conveyor belts, power tools and table saws. If you have been hurt while working or at the job site, it is important to consult with Long Beach workers compensation attorney who have experience in workers’ compensation as well as personal injury. It is important to maximize the scope of your case so you receive your due compensation. Many times, even injury events as traumatic as those that amputate or require amputation, may qualify for work injury cases as there could be a Third Party who is partially responsible. The Long Beach work injury attorneys of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo Long Beach will investigate every case to make sure all the angles are covered.
A diabetes patient has a fifteen to forty times larger risk of having their leg or foot amputated than a non-diabetic person. This is due to the poor circulation that develops for diabetics in their lower extremities. More specifically, the lowered circulation can help to cause gangrene and infection. The International Diabetes Foundation states that over eighty thousand foot and/or leg amputations occur every year due to diabetes in the United States alone.
Though amputations have become a lot safer and more successful in the last few decades, there is still a 15% rate of infection among United States amputation patients after the surgery. Patients are given pain medication and antibiotics. The patient’s physical therapy sessions will begin as soon as possible to get the body moving and the patient to start learning how to use their body. Amputees need to focus on healing emotionally as well as physically as amputation can be a tough procedure to grasp and handle.
Initial case consultations and case evaluations are free for you. In addition to the first consultation being completely free, we will work hard on your behalf solely on a contingency basis. This means that you do not owe us anything until we win your case. If we do not win your case for you then you will not have to pay us a cent. The amputation lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will meet you at our office, your house or your hospital room on Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. By appointment, our amputation attorneys will even conduct the meeting with you on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Long Beach, California
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Our solid reputation that has been built for over three decades as quality amputation injury lawyers is known throughout Long Beach, California, San Bernardino, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Central California. We are most proud of our high number of past clients that have referred their friends and family to us in their time of need. There is no better compliment and for that we say: Thank you!