Alabama Amputation Lawyers

Did You Suffer the Loss of a Limb Due to Negligence?

Amputations are life-changing events that will require significant medical care and rehabilitation. Victims of amputation often experience severe pain, phantom limb syndrome, and depression. Our Alabama amputation attorneys at Cunningham Bounds have been helping victims of negligence since 1958. We understand that no amount of money can fully compensate you for this loss, but we can help you obtain the resources you need to move forward.

Contact our firm today at (251) 299-0101 to learn more about your legal options.

Common Causes of Amputation

Amputations can occur for various reasons, including:

The Impact of Amputation

The loss of a limb can have far-reaching consequences for the individual, including:

  • Physical impairment: Amputation can result in permanent physical impairment, affecting mobility, dexterity, and independence. Prosthetic devices may help restore some function, but they cannot fully replace the lost limb.
  • Chronic pain: Many amputees experience chronic pain, phantom limb sensations, and neuromas (nerve tissue overgrowth), which can significantly impact their quality of life and require ongoing medical treatment and pain management.
  • Emotional distress: Coping with the loss of a limb can lead to profound emotional distress, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and feelings of grief and loss. Psychological support and counseling may be necessary to help amputation survivors and their families navigate these challenges.
  • Financial burdens: The cost of medical treatment, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation services, home modifications, and lost wages can place a significant financial strain on amputation survivors and their families. Seeking compensation through a personal injury claim can help alleviate some of these financial burdens and provide support for future care and rehabilitation needs.

If you or a loved one has experienced an amputation due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. Our amputation lawyers in Alabama have a proven track record of success in helping amputation survivors and their families obtain the compensation they deserve.

Amputation Due to Medical Negligence

Amputations may be necessary in the event of a traumatic injury or due to a medical condition. In some cases, however, amputations are caused by medical negligence.

Amputations may result from the following types of medical negligence:

  • Misdiagnosis: When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, the patient does not receive the necessary treatment. This may result in a traumatic injury that requires amputation, or the patient may develop a medical condition that requires an amputation.
  • Delayed diagnosis: When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition in a timely manner, the patient does not receive the necessary treatment. This may result in a traumatic injury that requires amputation, or the patient may develop a medical condition that requires an amputation.
  • Failure to properly treat a condition: When a doctor fails to provide the appropriate treatment, a patient’s condition may worsen and require an amputation.
  • Surgical errors: A surgeon may make a mistake during a procedure that requires an amputation. For example, if a surgeon accidentally cuts off blood flow to a limb, the limb may become infected and require an amputation.

Patients who suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk of requiring an amputation. For this reason, it is crucial for doctors to properly diagnose and manage the condition. If your diabetes was misdiagnosed, or if your doctor failed to provide the appropriate care, you may be at a higher risk of requiring an amputation.

Statute of Limitations: How Long Do I Have to File?

It is important to note that you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In Alabama, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury. If you do not file a lawsuit within this period, the court will likely refuse to hear your case. There are a few exceptions that may change the deadline, so it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

Call Cunningham Bounds for a Free Consultation

Our team at Cunningham Bounds is here to help you obtain the financial resources you need to move forward. We have a long history of success and have recovered billions on behalf of our clients. Don't wait to find out how our amputation attorneys in Mobile, AL can help you.

Call our firm at (844) 417-0930 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

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    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
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    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
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    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

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  • $12.1 Billion Biggest Offshore Spill in U.S. History

    Cunningham Bounds filed many lawsuits in Alabama and Florida on behalf of different groups that have been damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill.

  • $11.9 Billion State of Alabama vs. ExxonMobil

    Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against ExxonMobil.

  • $1 Billion Defective Hardboard Siding & Shingles

    Cunningham Bounds obtained over $1 billion that was paid to homeowners affected by defective masonite siding & shingles.

  • $226 Million Lawsuit Against Healthsouth, UBS & Ernst Young

    Cunningham Bounds served as co-lead counsel for bondholder plaintiffs in a lawsuit against HealthSouth, UBS and Ernst Young for fraudulent statements concerning the company’s finances.

  • $192 Million Verdict for Inventor in Intellectual Property Case

    Cunningham Bounds represented Dr. Sven-Peter Mannsfeld, a chemical expert, who created a method of transforming certain hazardous industrial wastes into lucrative manufacturing ingredients.

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