Amputations may be the consequence of advanced disease — diabetes, cancer, or complications from surgery, for example. But it can also be completely unexpected, as in traumatic workplace accidents, which are particularly common in factories and construction sites. From fingertips and toes, to whole arms or legs, amputation is life-changing. An estimated 1 in every 200 people in the U.S. has an amputation, the majority of which are the result of vascular disease.
If you are one of the 1.7 million living with limb loss, or if you have lost a family member to amputation complications, the Minnesota attorneys at Meshbesher & Spence are here for you. We are prepared to do everything we can to make sure you are compensated fully for your medical expenses and physical and emotional suffering.
Meshbesher & Spence will right the wrong.
As an amputation victim, you may not know where to turn. You likely face lost income, limited normal activity and mobility, medical bills, and other unforeseen expenses, and the complex insurance claims that may be proceeding as well. In stressful, scary circumstances like these, make sure someone is standing up for you.
The Minnesota attorneys at Meshbesher & Spence are experienced in amputation claims and will make sure the claim investigation is completed properly and completely, insurance benefits are coordinated smoothly, and that you as the victim, are fairly compensated for your injury.
Amputation victims can recover damages for:
- Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with familial relationships
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
- ...and other general damages.
You may also qualify for workers' compensation and/or Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, depending on the circumstances and severity of your injury. Talk with a Minnesota attorney at Meshbesher & Spence for a thorough review of your claim.
What You Should Do
If you or a loved one suffered an amputation, or died as a result, it is very important to see a doctor immediately to document the injuries in a medical record. Then, contact Meshbesher & Spence for a consultation with our personal injury attorneys who are available to visit you in the hospital or in your home as well as in our offices, and will help you determine if you will be able to recover damages for your injuries.