Of all Orthopedic Mistakes, Wrongful
Amputations are the Most Tragic
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The amputation of an arm or leg is one of the
most difficult orthopedic surgeries a patient can face. More
than three million Americans have had an amputation procedure,
most caused by a health condition such as diabetes rather than
by a traumatic injury. In fact, in the U.S. each year
uncontrolled diabetic foot ulcers are the cause for about
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Traumatic injury amputations often are the
result of automobile, boating or motorcycle accidents. But
amputations also can result from work place accidents.
Traumatic amputations have occurred as the result of accidents
with saws and by crush injuries from heavy machinery.
Employers and employees should take every
available precaution in the workplace, including speaking to a
spinal cord injury lawyer in Michigan or a construction injury
lawyer in Michigan about their individual case. In fact,
studies by the University of Michigan suggest that new
construction workers have a 50 percent chance of suffering a
traumatic injury within their first month on the job.
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If you, or someone you care about, have had
an amputation because of health reasons or traumatic injuries,
call Cochran, Foley & Associates at 800-322-5543 and ask for
Terry Cochran or Lynn Foley-the firmís spinal cord injury
lawyer in Michigan and construction injury attorney in
Michigan. Both possess the special knowledge needed to make
sure all necessary evidence has been gathered and to determine
what legal action should be taken to protect your interests and
Lynn Foley, a Registered Nurse with
professional experience in the medical field, has won several
medical malpractice lawsuits for her clients and has special
expertise to handle orthopedic malpractice, including
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There are many different types of amputations
that are performed. Foot amputations encompass the entire foot
or one or more toes.
Other forms of amputation include: an ankle
disarticulation or removal of the entire ankle; below the knee,
knee bearing, or above the knee; or the entire leg bone is
removed in what is termed a hip disarticulation. Similar
classifications can be applied to upper extremity amputations.
Determining the extent of the amputation
procedure depends on the nature and extent of the underlying
condition. If possible, it is always wise to seek alternate
opinions regarding the best options and selection of the least
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include numerous medical side effects. These include:
- Poor wound cover
- Poor wound healing
- Sympathetic dystrophy
- Chronic Neuroma related to pain and/or tenderness
Despite the pain and permanent impairment left by any
amputation, advances in prosthesis and therapies designed to
foster adaptation, often offer significant improvements and
restored mobility where they did not exist a generation ago.
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If you or a loved one have undergone an
amputation caused by a traumatic injury, an amputation that was
not necessary, or an amputation that could have been medically
prevented, contact Cochran, Foley & Associates for a free
The attorneys at Cochran & Foley have the
skills, legal knowledge and experience needed to protect people
who have suffered personal injury or the death of a loved one
because of an amputation or orthopedic malpractice and will
seek to win payment for their clients' injuries, expenses, and
An attorney will lead your family through the
steps needed to recover actual damages and may even assist in
punitive damages being awarded. Actual damages are intended to
restore a victim's financial situation to a position roughly
equivalent to what it was before an amputation or
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Actual damages can be awarded for medical
bills, lost income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering,
mental stress, permanent disability and similar hardships.
Punitive damages, above and beyond those
actually incurred by the victim, are intended to punish the
guilty party for reckless or inappropriate behavior. Punitive
damages also can function as a deterrent for others.
An attorney can collect damages for your
family by proving that the orthopedic surgeon was negligent or
that the amputation was caused by someone else's negligence.
Cochran & Foley will ensure a family's economic security,
reimbursements for other economic loss, and ensure justice by
pursuing punitive damages.
Cochran & Foley devotes its practice to
representing individuals who are the victims of an amputation
or orthopedic malpractice, other medical malpractice, work
place injuries, automobile, airplane, boating, truck or
motorcycle accident. Essentially, if a person has been involved
in any tragedy involving negligence and requiring compensation,
Cochran & Foley will provide whatever legal services are
All Else, Seek Justice
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Victims should not hesitate from filing a
lawsuit for fear of filing a frivolous lawsuit. That's
propaganda created by the insurance industry. Let your
attorney, not an insurance agent, determine what's frivolous
and when justice should be pursued.
In America, a jury makes a decision on
damages after hearing all of the evidence. The jury award is
designed to compensate the injury victim. A fundamental right
of all Americans is a trial by jury, allowing our fellow
citizens to hear our case and to make a decision. Do not give
up any of your rights as a citizen!
Statutes of limitation limit the length of
time you have to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit
within that time period you may forever be denied the justice
due you. If you have had an amputation and believe that you
have a case, it is critical that you seek legal help quickly.
If you believe you are a victim, let Cochran,
Foley & Associates fight for your rights. There is no
obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a
recovery is made. Click here
for a free consultation or call 800-322-5543 and ask for Terry
Cochran or Lynn Foley.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Foley &
Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and
families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of
injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent
insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its
practice upon representing individuals and families.