Examples of Successful Settlements in Amputee Cases

Posted by Firm Staff on Oct 17, 2017 12:39:14 PM

Are you an amputee? Are you wondering whether or not you may have a legal case grounded in negligence? You’re not alone. The Amputee Coalition reports that approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year. The loss of a limb or digit is traumatic.  Nothing can repair what is lost, however, legal settlements can help defray medical costs, and provide compensation for pain and suffering and loss of past and future income. In some cases, successful amputation lawsuits can also bring you and your family peace of mind and a sense of closure.

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How Negligence Plays A Role In Amputation Lawsuits

Posted by Firm Staff on Sep 12, 2017 2:37:18 PM

Amputations, whether they’re caused by a traumatic event such as an accident or injury or by surgical removal, are devastating and life-altering experiences. Amputations can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, side effects from prescription medications, defective products, and more. In many cases, negligence may play a role in amputations and an amputation lawyer can help victims who may be eligible for amputation compensation or loss of limb compensation.

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FDA Warns of Amputations Connected to Certain Diabetes Drugs

Posted by Firm Staff on Jun 15, 2017 10:48:27 AM

Serious side effects, including leg, foot, and other amputation, have been associated with a new class of diabetes drugs known as SGLT-2 inhibitors. Accordingly, the FDA has required black boxed warnings for amputation risks for glucose-controlling medications such as Invokana.

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Researchers Develop New Flexible Artificial Skin for Amputees

Posted by Firm Staff on May 2, 2017 10:15:27 AM

Chemical engineers at Stanford University have developed a stretchable skin that could bring new hope to amputees. The end goal of this new technology is to give amputees the ability to move prostetic devices with better dexterity, even eventually giving patients the ability to control limbs with thought alone.

 

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New Prosthetics Are Improving Quality of Life for Amputees

Posted by Firm Staff on Mar 7, 2017 11:50:51 AM

Advancements in prosthetic technology are giving hope to amputees, providing the injured with the option to experience more than they currently do. According to an NBC affiliate, today’s high-tech prosthetics give amputees choices in both style and ability.

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Artificial Limb Developed by MIT Pushes the Possibilities of Prosthetics

Posted by Firm Staff on Mar 1, 2017 3:33:05 PM

From wood and metal to carbon fiber and microprocessors, prosthetic options have progressed dramatically in recent decades. In late 2016, a team at the MIT Media Lab in New England announced plans to implant the first ever prosthetic limb controlled by brain waves.

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Cryoablation Therapy Could Help Ease Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees

Posted by Firm Staff on Oct 26, 2016 5:57:54 PM

A study covered by CBS News reports a new freezing technique, known as Cryoablation Therapy, that can reduce chronic pain at the site of a severed limb. This minimally invasive technique may offer relief to roughly 200,000 Americans who undergo an amputation every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics.

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Artificial Skin Could Bring New Options to Amputees

Posted by Ryan Foster on Jul 20, 2016 2:11:06 PM

A new artificial skin has been developed that could help amputees feel what they’re touching with prosthetic limbs, according to NBC News. This skin, which is being researched at Stanford University, could translate the pressure of a touch into a digital signal.

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