Acclimating to the amputation of a limb is difficult, particularly if the traumatic injury could have been prevented. When avoidable accidents contribute directly or indirectly to the loss of a limb, amputees and their families come to the San Jose amputations attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger. We handle all San Jose personal injury claims involving amputation injuries.
Experiencing an Amputation
Preventable amputations in San Jose happen for a variety of reasons. Technology manufacturing incidents, shipping and air freight handling accidents, serious traffic accidents, and various acts of medical malpractice can all cause or contribute to amputation injuries in this area. The permanent loss of a hand, foot, or entire limb can affect career outlooks and prevent individuals from experiencing the quality of life they deserve.
Some amputations are the result of blunt force trauma, burns, or lacerations. The loss is uncontrollable and often immediate. Other amputations happen when medical professionals cannot save a limb and must remove the tissue and bones to protect the rest of the body.Infections and loss of circulation can both lead to a medically necessary amputation. And in more rare instances, medical professionals may operate on the wrong limb (or patient), which falls under medical malpractice.
In some cases, amputees experience secondary complications as the result of their amputations. They may feel phantom limb sensations, which are often painful. Various pathogens can infect the open wounds of an amputation injury, resulting in the need for additional treatments. Every amputation experience is different.
Individuals must learn to cope with their losses after an amputation. Some may need to use a cane or wheelchair. Others must learn alternative methods for accomplishing daily activities including cooking, bathing, and participating in fine motor skill activities. The majority of amputees recover physically from the experience, but nothing can take away the emotional pain or the knowledge that someone’s carelessness caused the permanent injury. What our San Jose amputation injury lawyers will help with, however, is defending our plaintiffs by fighting for maximum compensation that not only covers all medical costs and rehabilitation therapies, but provides financial security for the remainder of their life.
Partner with Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we help amputees secure financial compensation they can use to seek adequate treatment, regain a maximum possible quality of life, and to punish the wrongdoer. Our firm has practiced law in the Bay Area since 1959. Over time we’ve earned a reputation as one of the best personal injury firms in Northern California. We set the standard for million dollar outcomes in Northern California.
When you partner with our attorneys, you will have access to our premier legal resources, our on-staff doctor-lawyer, and our network of expert professionals in the San Jose area. We use every resource at our disposal to build strong cases against negligent individuals and corporations. If, for example, a manufacturer’s poor equipment build, a drunk driver’s actions, or a careless surgeon’s mistake caused your amputation, you can count on us to pursue a fair claim for compensation.
Pursuing an Amputation Claim in San Jose
Many firms will represent amputation victims, but few can meet the standard of excellence to which the attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger adhere. We are a client-centric and results-driven firm with the ability to represent you in claims against individuals, corporations, and governments.
You have the right to full compensation after suffering a needless amputation. Allow us to represent you, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve a maximum recovery after all of your pain and suffering. To schedule a case evaluation, get in touch with our team today.