Leg Amputation Lawyer
In the United States there are many tragic accidents that occur that result in the loss of one’s leg. In the news there have been cases in which some medications have caused rare but severe reactions to the patients that were administered a drug or medication. In 2006, there were cases in which Promethazine had caused gangrene complications which led to amputations in several patients.According to statistics, there are about 3 million Americans that are living with the loss of one or more limbs. Of those, over 70% are males.
Disease such as diabetes can also lead to leg amputations as the blood circulation into to lower extremities is often reduced or cut off completely. Diabetes is no longer only caused by genetics or poor diet and exercise. On October 16, 2010, a $257 million verdict was announced in a product liability lawsuit involving the drug Risperdal. Risperdal is a popular antipsychotic which was linked to diabetes. The drug has been prescribed to over 10 million people worldwide. Many other FDA black box warnings concerning medication on the market that increase the chances or likelihood of developing diabetes have been reported on by the media in recent years.
The leading cause for leg amputations are work related accidents involving machinery. Approximately 80% of these injuries are sustained each year due to the injured worker being caught and pulled into the equipment. Many of these cases could have been prevented if the proper training and adequate guard equipment on machines had been in place prior to the leg amputation injury.
Here are some of the other leading causes of leg amputations in which a claim may be filed:
- Drug related birth defects
- Infections or diseases linked to medication
- Trauma such as motor vehicles accidents
- Cancerous tumors due to toxic exposure
- Medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, improper treatment or surgical errors.
Leg amputations result in a devastating and life altering experience for both the victim and his or her family. Your ability to to be employed, enjoy daily activities, and even personal relationships may be affected by the amputation of one or more legs.
The Nahon Firm, PLC, is an experienced Tennessee personal injury law firm that provides a free initial consultation to answer many of the questions you or your loved one has about being compensated for a catastrophic injury such as a leg amputation. When you call (615) 324-2000, you will speak to a leg amputation lawyer who will be able to properly evaluate your claim and ensure your legal rights are protected.