Nashville Amputations Lawyer
When someone suffers a catastrophic injury, the only recourse may be amputation. Amputation is a response to catastrophic injuries that involve the removal of a limb or appendage from the body, often to prevent further damage from being done to that person’s body.
Even though amputation is a response to catastrophic injuries that are meant to, in some cases, save that person’s life, amputation has been known to have a significant impact on the catastrophic injury victim, changing their lives in ways that can be hard to predict.
When someone loses a limb, medical treatment doesn’t end with the amputation. In addition to rehabilitation, you may require continuous treatment for years down the road, with medical expenses that are frightening and frustrating all at once: just because an accident happened, the result of someone else’s negligence, you’re being required to pay for it for years and years to come.
There’s no telling how long it will take or how much it will cost, but an amputation & loss of limb lawyer will work with your doctor to try to assess the cost of future treatment in order to obtain a timely settlement.
For that reason, you need to find a catastrophic injury attorney who won’t rush your settlement. Make sure your present and your future are accounted for in the determination of your personal injury settlement. Find a lawyer with the experience, reputation, and track record you can trust.
Why Pick Mitch?
Attorney Mitch Grissim has handled personal injury and amputation cases for 40 years. He’s a Board Certified attorney who has helped thousands of injured clients recover the compensation necessary to move forward in their lives.
The vagaries of the court system can be difficult to navigate without expert help, as knowing you’re in the right and knowing how to demonstrate that in court to get the best possible settlement are two different things. The average, everyday Joe needs help to stand up in court and get what they’re entitled to. Mitch Grissim has a track record in court spanning 40 years, helping people get what they need to recuperate from their injuries, and he can help you, too; just schedule a free consultation to find out how.
Causes for Amputation-Related Lawsuits
Unfortunately, while the consequences of your personal injury are ongoing, your timeframe to file any personal injury claims is limited by Tennessee Law. The current statute of limitations on any personal injury lawsuit is about one year from the time the injury occurred (and that includes amputation injuries), meaning it’s of the utmost importance that if you want to recoup your injuries and receive the financial compensation you’re due, that you consult with personal injury attorneys such as those at our firm as quickly as possible.
Amputations can be caused by any number of phenomena, from medical malpractice to a workplace accident. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of reasons you may want to file a personal injury claim with us, this list will address some of the most common personal injury cases.
Amputations and Work-Related Accidents
More than anywhere else, most accidents that result in amputations occur in the workplace. Working with heavy equipment full-time means some people are at almost constant risk of injury.
Industries such as construction and manufacturing are more likely to see their heavy machinery backfire for myriad reasons, failing to execute their intended purpose and turning on those wielding the equipment. Whether your injury was the result of your supervisor’s negligence or an act of God, the kind of accident that occurs despite safety protocols, Mitch Grissim & Associates is equipped and ready to take on your case.
We handle construction accidents as well as workers’ compensation claims. Of course, this type of amputation would be covered by workers’ compensation laws; still, it can be difficult to get the compensation you’re entitled to, especially if your parent company is reluctant to accept the blame for the accident.
Other types of amputation cases (such as the ones below) are more difficult in that it is hard to predict the future and know what your costs will be. Our team will work with your doctor to determine future medical treatment and the costs thereof, making sure that you get the amount you’re entitled to help treat your injuries.
Amputation from Accident Trauma
Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, extremely common here in the U.S., and Nashville roads are no exception: according to news networks like WSMV, the number of auto accidents in Nashville is on the rise, totaling up to ten times our total population growth.
If caught in a catastrophic accident, accident victims have been known to suffer serious injury, including third-degree burns, spinal cord injury, and damage severe enough to limbs that amputation is necessary. If you’ve been in a life-changing accident and you’ve had to have limbs amputated because of someone else’s negligent driving, you might be able to seek compensation: seek legal advice from an experienced professional as soon as possible, and you might be able to recoup any medical expenses or lost wages.
Amputations Caused by Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is, in short, when a medical professional is negligent in their duties, failing (for one reason or another) to provide proper care to their patients with severe consequences. Medical malpractice can take many forms, and these cases are often hard to fight out if you don’t have extensive knowledge of the law, so be sure to contact a law firm that can fight that battle for you if you suspect you’re the victim of medical malpractice.
Some common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits include:
- Misdiagnosed or ignored infections – if a doctor fails to identify an infection or fails to note its progression, they may be financially liable for the resulting amputation. This also applies if the wrong medication is provided to treat the said infection.
- Amputation of the incorrect limb or appendage – if a doctor chooses to amputate the wrong limb, that can have a variety of negative effects on the patient: this is absolutely something they can be held responsible for.
- Causing infection via the use of dirty or contaminated tools – it’s on the doctor you’re seeing to make sure that every tool they use is cleaned in-between patients, and that the usage of said tools won’t cause more damage than it will fix.
- Allowing blood clots to fester untreated post-op – it’s also on the doctor to identify and treat any complications of operations they conduct. If they fail to identify and treat any potentially problematic blood clots, allowing them to go untreated and cause an amputation later on, that is absolutely on them.
Medical malpractice lawsuits tend to vary from case to case: see Mitch for a free consultation so you can discover your legal options and so you can make sure that the party responsible for your pain and suffering is held accountable.
Loss of Future Potential Earnings
Your settlement may depend in large part upon how your career has been affected by the amputation. For example, a lost finger would be worth a lot more in the eyes of the law to a concert pianist than it would to a landscaper, ensuring that (if argued a particular way in court) a larger settlement is paid out for how that amputation affected that person’s professional life.
Amputation is painful and life-changing no matter your profession, but Mitch Grissim & Associates can help you work out the best possible argument for receiving the settlement needed to help ease your pain. Don’t let insurance companies and the lawyers of mega corporations push you around, bullying you into accepting less than you deserve: bring someone aboard who can help you seek justice, and help prove that the responsible party acted negligently.
Contact Experienced Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers
A Nashville native, Mr. Grissim can be found in his downtown office almost every day. Mitch and his associates also work on a contingency-fee-basis as opposed to other counsel working in the field. We fight hard to win your case for you, charting out the best possible course for your claim, and if we lose your case, we won’t take a single cent from you.
To put it simply, if you don’t get paid, neither do we!
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our doors are always open and you can always reach us with questions or concerns. Mitch is always available to talk to people who may need his help and offers consultations for free for those who need reputable, experienced legal counsel at their side in court.
To schedule a free consultation, call today at 615-255-9999. You can also contact us online if that’s your preference, and we’ll get back to you with an e-mail as soon as possible.
Let us help you navigate the court system to your advantage. We are Mitch Grissim & Associates, and we can’t wait to meet you.