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What is Amputation?

An amputation is the removal of an injured or diseased body part resulting from a traumatic injury or as a planned, surgical procedure to prevent the spread of infection or disease.  While rare, traumatic amputation of a limb -- partial or total -- creates an immediate risk of death due to blood loss. Further, the medical procedures necessary to save the trauma victim’s life and provide functional ability are extremely costly. According to the American Diabetic Association, a typical prosthetic limb costs between $10,000 and $50,000.  These costs do not include hospitalization or medical, nursing and psychological care and treatment which are routinely necessary.

An amputation is a painful, psychologically-traumatic injury which frequently reduces quality of life and affects entire families.  At the Fernandez Firm, our lawyers have successfully represented clients suffering traumatic leg, limb and below knee amputation injuries due to many forms of negligence: car accidents, motorcycle crashes, boating accidents and medical malpracticeOver the past 19 years, our respected Tampa amputation attorneys have obtained numerous multi-million dollar trial results and are committed to protecting the legal rights of anyone suffering an amputation in the State of Florida

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If you or someone you know has suffered a leg, limb or below knee amputation due to negligence or medical malpractice, contact an experienced Tampa amputation lawyer at our firm today.

There is no charge for our legal consultation and, if there is no recovery, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs due.  

Amputation Causes

Traumatic amputations in the U.S. are fairly rare injuries, experienced by only 1 in 20,000 people annually.  In those instances, the loss of limb is usually immediate.  In some cases, however, an amputation may occur several days after the initial trauma, as a result of medical complications. The most common causes of traumatic amputations are as follows: 

      1. Amputation due to personal injury/traffic accidents (car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, etc.)

      2. Amputation due to personal injury/workplace accidents (equipment, instruments, cylinders, chain saws, press machines, meat machines, wood machines, etc.)

      3. Amputation due to personal injury/agricultural accidents (harvesting machinery, mowing equipment, etc.)

      4. Amputations due to personal injury/electrocution or electric shock

      5. Amputation due to personal injury from explosives/fireworks, guns and weapons

      6. Amputation due to personal injury from rope accidents (violent rupture of ship rope or industry wire rope)

      7. Amputation due to personal injury from ring traction or a de-gloving injury

      8. Amputation due to personal injury from door closure accidents (garage doors, building doors, car doors, etc.)

If you have legal questions regarding a finger, hand, leg, limb or below knee amputation injury please call the Fernandez Firm today

What to Expect After an Amputation

For the first several weeks after a traumatic or surgical amputation, pain, significant physical limitation, psychological trauma and emotional distress is to be expected. A majority of amputees also experience a phenomenon known as “phantom limb pain,” where they continue to feel the body part which is no longer present.  Such “phantom pain” if frequently distressing to the victim, who may experience itching, burning, movement or temperature changes in the area of the recently-amputated limb. Scientists believe this is related to the neural map in the human brain which continues sending information about the limb to the rest of the brain, even though the limb is no longer present.

Due to technological advances in medicine and prosthetics, today many amputees live active, productive lives with minimal restriction in their daily activities.  Organizations, such as those listed in the Florida Amputee Resource section below, have dramatically improved the quality of life for amputees.

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If you have questions regarding a leg, limb or below knee amputation injury, contact our Tampa amputation attorneys today at 1-800-222-8163.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your legal rights in the event of an amputation injury and the consultation is FREE. 

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  • As a Connecticut trial lawyer, I have regularly referred a number of personal injury cases to the Fernandez Firm. As skillful and experienced Florida injury attorneys, their lawyers are attentive to our clients’ needs and committed to making their voices heard. I feel very confident that the clients I refer to the Fernandez Firm are in excellent hands.
    Attorney Eric Smith
    Stratton Faxon
    New Haven, CT
  • As a practicing Florida attorney, for more than a decade I have referred many injured clients to the Fernandez Firm. From start to finish, they devote significant attention to the needs of my clients, they keep me updated regularly on the progress of our cases and, due to their hard work and expertise, have achieved excellent results in settlement and at trial.
    J. Clancey Bounds
    Bounds Law Group
    Orlando, FL

Florida Amputation Resorce

  • Amputees Together
  • Amputees United
  • The Barr Foundation
  • Boston Bill Foundation
  • Ft.  Myers Amputee Support Group
  • Miracle Limbs
  • St. Pete College Prosthetic Program
  • www.amputee-coalition.org/index.html
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Amputee Soccer