Amputation Injury Lawyer
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
At The White Davis & White Law Firm of Anderson, South Carolina, we understand how difficult it is for you and your loved ones when a devastating injury such as an amputation has occurred.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury through another party’s negligence, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm to schedule an initial case consultation.
What is an Amputation?
An amputation is the removal of all or a portion of a body extremity. A traumatic amputation often results from a car or motorcycle accident, or it may stem from a necessary surgical procedure. In many cases, the extremity is damaged beyond repair and cannot be reattached.
A surgical amputation is performed to control pain, or to remove an extremity that has been irreparably damaged or partially severed in an accident. It may also be performed to control certain disease processes as a preventative measure. Some examples may include:
- Malignant cancer affecting bones and tissues
- Diabetic infections
Types of Amputations
Whether accidental or surgical, amputations are classified by the affected extremity. Some include:
- Shoulder disarticulation
- Forequarter amputation
- Hip disarticulation
- Knee bearing
- Van-Ness rotation
- Ankle disarticulation
- Partial foot
Recovering from an Amputation
Recovery from any type of amputation can be very detrimental to the victim's physical and emotional state. The family is also affected and adjustment and recovery can prove to be a long and difficult process. Surgery, healing and recovery are difficult steps and require focus and determination from everyone involved. The last thing you and your family should be concerned with is being able to cover medical and recovery expenses or the loss of wages.