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For over thirty years, the Los Angeles amputation lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have worked hard to protect the rights of their clients. We want to meet with you to discuss your questions, your concerns and your potential amputation case regardless of whether it is from a disease, traumatic injury event, or deformity. We diligently represent all types of amputation injury cases from workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases to work injury cases. We will be with you all the way.
Our firm pledges to be right by your side at each stage of this legal process and we will work as hard for you as we would a family member. Our Los Angeles, California amputation attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will also bring in a complete team of professionals to help work your injury case. This may include accident reconstructionists, physicians, therapists, economists, and vocational experts to make sure you receive your due maximum compensation under the law. Call us right now to setup your free initial consultation at (213) 416-2472.
Amputations are the purposeful or traumatic removal of a leg, foot, hand, arm, toe or finger. Diseases account for 70% of amputation cases while trauma causes 22%. Birth defects (congenital) and tumors both cause 4% of all amputations in this county. The amputations of the smaller extremities (finger amputations, toe amputations and foot amputations) are more common than the amputation of the bigger extremities (leg amputations and arm amputations). They can either be planned or performed because of an emergency like an arterial embolism. A general or orthopedic surgeon will usually perform the surgery.
Reasons why someone would need an amputation done by surgery include gangrene, frostbite, work injuries, melanoma, deformities like an extra finger or extra toe, cancerous tumors, severe trauma, diabetes, osteomyelitis (deep bone infection), and impaired circulation. Buerger’s disease and Raynaud’s disease are more reasons amputations should be considered.
Amputations happen to the entire range of the body’s extremities from the finger amputation to the leg or foot amputation. The list of amputations can be broken up into two categories: upper body and lower body amputations.
The upper body amputations involve trauma, disease and surgeries to the shoulder down to the fingers. The list of the most common amputations involving the arm includes: arm amputation, forequarter amputation, shoulder disarticulation, elbow disarticulation, above-elbow amputation (transhumeral), and forearm amputation (transradial). The hand amputations include: hand amputation, wrist disarticulation, metacarpal amputation, and finger amputations including thumb amputation, middle finger amputation, pointer finger amputation, ring finger amputation and pinky amputation.
The lower body amputations involve disease, surgeries and trauma from the pelvis region down to the toes. The list of leg amputations includes: whole leg amputation, hip disarticulation, hindquarter amputation, rotationplasty, knee-bearing amputation, above knee amputation (transradial), and below-knee amputation (transtibial). The possible amputations for the foot include foot amputation, partial foot amputation, ankle disarticulation, or toe amputation.
The injuries below are a list of injuries that can cause the need for an amputation:
Work injuries happen each and every day and that sadly includes injuries that cause or require amputation. As an example, OSHA states that about 50% of all of the injuries that happen when using the punch press require an amputation to be performed. Many other machines and equipment at work have high rates of injuries that cause or require amputations including power tools, conveyor belts, and table saws. If you have been hurt (regardless of the severity) while working in California, it is critical for you to consult with experienced Los Angeles workers compensation attorneys. It is important to hire lawyers who know how to maximize the scope of your amputation case so you can receive the compensation you are lawfully due. Even injury events as traumatic as those that amputate or require amputation may qualify for work injury cases as there could be a third party who is also partially responsible. Let our L.A. work injury lawyers help you through this difficult time.
A diabetes patient has a 15 to 40 times greater risk of needing their foot or leg amputated than a person without diabetes. This develops because of the poor circulation in their lower extremities because of the diabetes. More specifically, the lowered circulation may cause gangrene and infection. The International Diabetes Foundation states that over eighty thousand foot and/or leg amputations occur every year due to diabetes in the United States alone. Sadly, that number is rising.
Though amputations continue to become a lot more successful, there still is a fifteen percent rate of infection among USA amputation patients after the surgery. Patients are given pain medication and antibiotics. Physical therapy will begin as soon as it is possible to get the patient’s body moving.
As a service to everyone who has been the victim of an injury, we provide free initial consultations and case evaluations. In addition, we will work hard on your behalf solely on a contingency basis. This means that you will not owe us anything until and unless we win your case. If we do not win: you do not have to pay us for our time and services that were provided. The amputation lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, Los Angeles will meet you at our office, your house or your hospital room on Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. By appointment, our Los Angeles amputation lawyers will even conduct the meeting with you on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Los Angeles, California
Our law firm’s solid reputation and track record that has been built since the late 1970s as ethical and top-notch Los Angeles amputation lawyers is known throughout California. We are most proud of our high number of past clients that have referred their friends and family to us in their time of need. There is no better compliment and for that we say: Thank you!