Charlotte Amputation Attorneys
Amputation Injury Claims in North Carolina
The loss of a limb or another body part is one of the most devastating types of injuries that an individual can sustain. The harm extends well beyond the physical, and presents incredible challenges to your mental, emotional and financial well-being. After the loss, you may not be able to go back to the same job that you were working and your life will require accommodations in order for you to thrive.
When the loss of limb is the result of someone else’s negligence, it is important that you take action as soon as possible. At Charles G. Monnett, III & Associates, we have experience with these injuries and have the utmost compassion for our clients. Whether the loss of limb is the result of a car or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice or a workplace injury, we understand the sensitive nature of these cases and work closely with our clients to see that their needs are being addressed.
Every case is unique and must be evaluated on its particular merits. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
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Common Issues Amputees Face
Individuals who have had a body part amputated often face more issues than just how to cope with the medical treatment of the amputation.
Amputees often must deal with:
- Retraining (in order to work)
- Wound care
- Home modification
- Vehicle modification
All of these issues require time and money. While an individual may have the time, he or she may be struggling with the money, as lost wages from the inability to work and medical bills may be impacting the victim. Our firm understands these issues and aggressively pursues compensation on your behalf so you can get the assistance you need and the support you deserve.
How Our Amputation Attorneys Can Help
There are time constraints that limit how long you have after an accident to file a lawsuit in order to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. When meeting with one of our lawyers at our office in Charlotte, we can discuss any statute of limitation issues and advise you of your rights.
If you have had a limb amputated as the result of a car accident, workplace accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of accident, we can help. Get in touch with our firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation today. Our experience and our service are our legacy.
Amputation Lawyers with a Proven Track Record of Success
Some of our recent successes in amputation injury cases include:
- $8,000,000 confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of a femoral line; case was resolved in association with former US Senator John R. Edwards
- $1,840,517 recovery for a pedestrian who suffered a traumatic amputation of her leg when a bus crashed into a parked truck, causing the truck to jump the curb and strike the pedestrian as she was entering a restaurant
- $12,750,000 settlement for a patient with a bowel injury following pelvic surgery which led to sepsis and multiple amputations
What benefits can an amputee claim?
Because amputations can prevent you from walking and working, amputation injury victims may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. When you apply, you may be able to obtain immediate cash payments, especially if you have an amputation of a leg at the hip or an amputation of two limbs.
What are the rules about applying for disability benefits after an amputation?
It’s important to know that not everyone automatically qualified s for disability benefits after an amputation. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must have suffered from one of the following to qualify: amputation of both hands, amputation of one or both lower extremities at or above the ankle, amputation of one hand and one lower extremity at or above the ankle, or hemipelvectomy or hip disarticulation. You’ll also need medical records when you apply.
What do hospitals do with amputated limbs?
In most cases, victims will have to sign a waiver to give up ownership of their limbs to a pathological lab. You have the option to donate your limbs to science, but if you choose not to, your limbs will typically be disposed of by hospitals as “medical waste.”
What are the most common accidents that lead to an amputation?
Car accidents are, by far, the most common cause of amputations. Because they’re one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, it makes sense that they also cause a large number of amputation injuries. A close second is workplace accidents, specifically those that occur in industrial and agricultural settings. These workplace accidents are often caused by poor training, lack of personal protective equipment, and defective or faulty machinery or equipment.
How much do amputations cost?
Amputations tend to be more expensive to treat than other injuries because they require more medical resources and related costs. For example, following the amputation, the victim may need to be hospitalized for a certain length of time and undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation. All of these costs add up, and though there are many factors that must be considered to determine how much an amputation will cost, they tend to add up to tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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$13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict
An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.
$10 Million Car Accident Verdict
Verdict for a child who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.
$9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict
Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.
$8 Million Confidential Settlement
Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.
$4.75 Million Defective Automobile
Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.
$3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose
Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.
$3 Million Cerebral Palsy
Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
$3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block
Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.