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Amputation Injury

Amputation and Why It Occurs

Leg ProshtesisAn amputation is the loss of a body part, typically a limb, appendage or other extremity such as a foot, leg, hand or arm. There are nearly 185,000 amputations every year in our country. A large percentage of these are the result of blood loss or the body’s inability to channel blood to the affected body part. About 1.2 million people in the United States, live with an amputation. Charles Scholle is a Gwinnett County accident lawyer and leads the legal team at Scholle Law, which includes excellent lawyers and paralegals who are amputation injury experts. Our team has successfully represented catastrophic personal injury victims with amputation injuries and are very knowledgeable about the impact these injuries have on both victims and their families.

Causes of amputations vary, but most are caused by birth defects and non–traumatic illnesses such as diabetes. However, many result from accident trauma or physician malpractice. About 22 percent of United States amputations are a direct result of traumatic injuries, such as amputations caused by:

The Treatment and Impact of Amputation

From our work as Gwinnett County accident lawyers, we are very aware that there is more hope for amputee victims than at any other time in history. Doctors employ advanced medical procedures that can re–attach limbs and appendages and save severely injured body parts. Nerve regeneration is a major hurdle that patients need to be overcome, but stem cell technology may soon help bridge this gap. Moreover, prosthetic medical device technology has improved greatly over the past decade. Prosthetic devices today are bio-mechanically able to mimic the range of motion of normal limbs, allowing accident victims to live normally functional lives without putting additional stress on non–affected body parts.

Even with advances in medicine, amputee victims face difficult life challenges, both physically and psychologically. Most amputees experience a phenomenon known as "phantom limb" sensation or pain, which is psychologically difficult to overcome. Even children born without an appendage have reported feeling the presence of their missing or amputated body part.

Legal Experience and Dedication is Vital to Amputee Victims

Hospitalization costs, medical costs, rehabilitation costs, physical therapy, vocational training and prosthetic device costs are just a few of the expenses faced by amputee victims. Amputation victims, whose injury was caused by the fault of another, should seek compensation for injuries from responsible parties.


If you have suffered an amputation injury, the accident lawyers in Gwinnett County which form the team at Scholle Law can help. For over two decades, we have represented many individuals and families seeking justice and financial compensation for very serious injuries.

Scholle Law's philosophy and approach to our clients is unique. We provides personal attention to each and every case and client. We thoroughly explain your case details and sensitively guide clients through the personal injury claim process; keeping them updated as it progresses and working to secure the best possible financial results. We provide a free consultation for amputee victims and their families.

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