For more than a quarter century, the Texas amputation injury lawyers at Roberts & Roberts have been helping people in Texas and across the country in lawsuits over amputated limbs caused by other people’s negligence. Roberts & Roberts has earned a national reputation for representing clients in catastrophic injury matters, including amputations.
If you have sustained an amputation because of someone else’s carelessness, you need the experienced personal injury attorneys at Roberts & Roberts on your side. Contact us now at 903-597-6000 or fill out our online form. The call costs you nothing … and it could mean everything.
We serve clients in Waco, Beaumont, Longview, Lufkin, Texarkana, Tyler, Huntsville, Nacogdoches, Greenville, Paris, Corsicana, Marshall, Palestine, Mount Pleasant and Sulphur Springs, as well as throughout East Texas and across the state and nation.
The firm has been featured on many TV shows including Fox and Friends, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, and NBC’s Dateline. OurTexas injury lawyers have also been featured in national magazines, including Time and Newsweek.
Most of the attorneys at Roberts & Roberts are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury law or civil trial law. That means you will have a legal specialist at your side. Learn more about What We Do For You.
What We Do For You
If you or someone you love has suffered an amputation and someone else was at fault, the attorneys and staff at Roberts & Roberts can help you.
- We have a team of experts ready to assist you in holding the negligent party responsible for your amputation injury.
- We have experts in rehabilitation who determine the extent of your permanent disability and calculate the economic consequences that it will have on your future ability to earn a living.
- We have economists who can calculate the damages, including lost income.
- We have life care planners who can forecast medical expenses of someone who has suffered an amputation.
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About Texas Amputation Injury Lawsuits
Amputation can be described as the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. Amputations are serious and debilitating injuries that affect the lives of the amputee and those around them. They can cause not only significant physical ailments but can be the source of mental anguish as well.
Amputations can result from many sources, including:
- Occupational/work accidents: The National Center for Occupational Safety and Public Health reports that about 18,000 amputations in the U.S. during an average year were the result of work-related injuries. Industries where the use of heavy equipment is required, such as in oilfields, manufacturing, trade and transportation, construction and farm settings, see the highest number of amputation accidents.
- Car accidents: The violent forces in some motor vehicle accidents can result in amputation injuries for drivers and occupants. Not only can limbs be fully torn from the body, but extremities can also be crushed and burned in collisions, requiring amputation if surgeons cannot repair the damage.
- Defective products: Accidents involving malfunctioning or defectively designed home power tools and recreational sports equipment may also lead to amputations.
Regardless of the source, traumatic injuries can disrupt the life of the victim’s family, causing financial and emotional distress that makes recovery even more difficult. Those who suffer an amputation injury face significant medical bills, painful rehabilitation, and possible loss of income and productivity.
Trauma is the leading cause of amputation throughout the world. But in the U.S., most amputated limbs are removed because of vascular disease, such as diabetes, hardened arteries, blood clots, or osteomyelitis (an infection in the bones). Eighty-two percent of the 185,000 amputations performed each year are due to a compromised system for carrying blood through the body. Insufficient blood supply to the extremities can lead to infection and ulcers, making amputation more likely.
About 1.2 million Americans are living with an amputation, the vast majority having lost part of a leg. Most amputees are in their 60s or older and, if circulatory illness led to the amputation, are likely to experience other health problems. A variety of complications can occur after an amputation that will impact the victim’s quality of life, such as:
- Phantom pain;
- Orthopedic issues;
- Back pain;
Lengthy hospital stays;
- Future surgeries;
Emotional distress and depression.