- surgery (both emergency surgery and subsequent operations, such as when surgery is needed to treat nerve damage);
- pain medications;
- ongoing medical care;
- physical therapy;
- post-trauma therapy and victim counseling;
- adaptive devices for the home or automobile; and
- lost wages.
One of the most traumatic types of injuries to suffer is an amputation. A serious accident in Chicago involving a car, truck or motorcycle could lead to the loss of a limb. Likewise, a victim may suffer a full or partial loss of limb or digit because of a dog bite/animal attack, because of a defective product or in a workplace injury.The loss of a limb can result in devastating consequences to the injured party and may entitle them to pursue a personal injury claim in Illinois. When someone else’s recklessness or carelessness causes an accident and leaves another party seriously injured, they may be held liable for both economic and non-economic damages suffered. This can include not only medical bills but pain and suffering, along with other types of injury-related damages.In pursuing a personal injury claim in Illinois in connection with your amputation injury, an attorney may try to help you recoup the cost of: