Amputations are common after tragic accidents.  In the U.S. there are an approximately 3 million amputees, of which 77% are males. Many amputations are caused by unnecessary incidents that could have been prevented. The Tucson Amputation Attorneys at the Lara Law Firm, PLLC are skilled Tucson severe injury lawyers who are determined to achieve success for their clients.

The leading causes of amputations are:

  • Congenital (missing a limb at birth)
  • Infection
  • Trauma, such as car accident
  • Vascular disease
  • Tumors
  • Medical negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Car accidents

Arizona types of work may cause various risks to employees, including that of amputation. In a recent two year period, over 72% of people who suffered work-related amputations were working with some type of machinery.

In that same two year period, over 83% of employees amputated on the job were caught in machinery equipment. Some factors that may cause a risk of machinery-related amputation are inadequate guard equipment on machines, improper training on machine use, and poor instruction regarding safety procedures.

How Amputations Affect the Family

Amputation is a life changing experience, not only for the victim but the family as well. Daily activities, employment, relationships, and personality can all be affected by an amputation.  The victim’s family may have to change their own lives to assist the amputee.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an amputation contact the Tucson amputation lawyers at the Lara Law Firm, PLLC.