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Did You Suffer the Loss of a Limb or the Loss of Multiple Limbs?
Serious accidents may result in the loss of a limb or multiple limbs, either at the site of the accident itself, or due to extensive damage that leaves surgical amputation the only viable option. At Edwards Kirby, we represent clients across Durham and North Carolina who have lost limbs and extremities in accidents and as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. We know how this type of injury can negatively impact your life. It is our mission to deliver the level of legal counsel and support that makes an impactful difference in your ability to heal and move on.
Our Durham amputation lawyers take on cases involving:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
FAQs About Amputation
What are the rules about applying for disability benefits after an amputation?
Not everyone who has had an amputation qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits afterward. The Social Security Administration (SSA) states that a patient must have suffered from one of the following types of amputations to qualify for compensation: both hands, one or both lower extremities at or above the ankle, one hand and one lower extremity at or above the ankle, hemipelvectomy, or hip disarticulation. Applicants are required to present medical records at the time of applying.
What do hospitals do with amputated limbs?
In many cases, a patient can sign a waiver at the hospital to give up possession of their limbs to a pathological lab. Patients have the option to donate their limbs to science; however, if they choose not to, their limbs will typically be disposed of by medical facilities under the classification of “medical waste.”
What are the most common accidents that lead to an amputation?
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of amputations in the country. Car accidents are also one of the leading causes of injuries in the U.S., meaning that they often result in many amputation injuries and fatalities. Workplace accidents are also a common cause of amputation, especially in agricultural and industrial spaces. Many workplace accidents are a result of inadequate training, lack of PPE, or defective equipment.
Record Setting Results View More Results
5-year-old girl trapped in defective pool drain and severely injured.
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Child suffers birth injury after delayed C-section.
Catastrophic Injury Resulting from Error in Compounding Medicine
Truck wreck resulting in deaths of two children and a brain injury to a third.
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