Amputation after an Ottawa accident | Ontario Lawyer

Ottawa Lawyer– Amputations due to an accident in Ontario can occur in two ways.  Some accidents are so severe that the accidental amputation of a limb occurs during the accident.  This is often referred to as traumatic amputation.  On the other hand, some injuries incurred in Ottawa accidents are so severe that medical amputation is required.  While this is certainly rare, amputation can occur in the most serious cases.  Amputation is always the last resort in efforts to medically deal with injuries, but it is important to know some details about the amputation of limbs in the event that you or a loved one finds yourself facing the possibility of amputation.

Amputation is the partial or complete detachment of one’s limb from one’s body.  Whether amputation occurs during a trauma or is done surgically, it is very serious and certainly life-changing.  Medical amputations usually occur because the injury has caused damage to blood vessels and would otherwise cause a serious infection that may become fatal.

Whether amputation occurred during an accident or is done surgically due to an injury suffered in an accident, an individual may be entitled to compensation.  In either case, the accident was the cause of or the reason for the amputation.  The specific details of your case will determine if you have a legal case to pursue.  Amputations usually involve extensive medical care and rehabilitation which can often involve time off from work.  In addition, amputations can cause serious emotional damage which is also considered in determining the possibility of compensation.

While amputation is serious and life-altering, don’t assume that you have to deal with your injury alone.  You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury so contact a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in cases like yours.  Whether you suffered a traumatic amputation or experienced surgical amputation due to an injury incurred in an accident, the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can give you the legal guidance you need to receive compensation for your loss.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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