What Are the Long-Term Costs of an Amputation Injury?

Amputation Injury
Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham LLC Blog June 7, 2022

What Are the Long-Term Costs of an Amputation Injury?

According to data shared by Johns Hopkins Medicine, 45% of all amputations were caused by a traumatic injury. We’ve seen first-hand how an amputation injury can impact the financial, emotional, and mental health of all involved.

More specifically, how the loss of a limb or extremity dramatically impacts an individual’s ability to work, move, maintain the same level of independence pre-injury, and fulfill daily obligations. 

Amputation Injury Examples

Here are examples of seven different types of amputations often resulting from a traumatic crushing injury, bury injury, or serious auto accident injury: 

  1. Above-knee amputation
  2. Below-knee amputation
  3. Arm amputation
  4. Hand amputation
  5. Finger amputation
  6. Foot amputation
  7. Toe amputation

How Amputations Can Impact Your Financial Situation 

A person with an accident-related amputation may expect to pay more than $500,000 to cover a lifetime of medical costs, including multiple prosthetics and prosthetic maintenance. 

That is in addition to the cost associated with the initial hospitalization. Then later, the aftercare to include ongoing pain management, home healthcare, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and therapy to treat emotional trauma.

Other Long-term Costs Associated with Amputation Injuries

loss of limb

The following are examples of other amputation-associated costs that are often overlooked. 

  • Adaptive and/or mobility equipment
  • Current and future loss of income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Living space modifications

These costs are important to note as they can add up over time, equating to significant financial and emotional burdens that often impact the injured and their families. 

Why You Should Talk to a Quad Cities Attorney

Individuals who sustain an amputation injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of others should be able to recover compensation for their financial losses, as well as pain and suffering. 

A Quad Cities personal injury attorney at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham may be able to help you recover damages to lessen the financial burdens listed above that are related to the loss of a limb or appendage due to an injury. In turn, reducing these overall costs can help alleviate emotional and mental stress, making it possible to focus more on your recovery and healing.  

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options. You won’t pay us any fees unless we obtain a financial recovery on your behalf. Connect with us now by phone at (309) 794-1515, through LiveChat, or confidentially online now.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.