The wound from an amputation typically heals in four to eight weeks. But the pain, emotional distress and financial effects will last for many years.
As a personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience, I know what a serious impact an amputation has on the victim's family. The costs of surgery, post-operative medical treatment and physical rehabilitation are only part of the financial impact. Over your lifetime, you are likely to face on-going costs for a prosthetic limb and assistive devices for your home and car. In many cases, people who have lost a limb are no longer able to work in their vocation, resulting in serious financial hardship.
The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, works tirelessly to help amputation victims obtain compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses. My firm will be your strong advocate, working hard to help you rebuild your life.
Facing the Future With Hope
When you retain me to represent you, I will work closely with your physician or medical specialists to understand your future medical needs. This can include:
- Physical therapy to improve muscle strength and control
- The fitting of prosthetic and assistive devices
- Counseling to help you deal with grief, emotional trauma and phantom pain
You may also need vocational training to enable you to resume working in a new occupation. I will make a full accounting of all losses, including pain and suffering and emotional distress, for inclusion in your claim.
More than 1.8 million people in the U.S. are now living with amputations. Some suffer in silence and despair, while others live rich, fulfilling lives. My mission will be to help you obtain the compensation, medical care and services you need to face the future with hope.