Of all catastrophic injuries, dismemberment is one of the worst. Even after the limb has been removed, many people continue to feel extreme pain where it once was. You should be compensated for this if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit – but not all attorneys know how to approach this situation. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation if you want to talk to an attorney who has worked on cases like yours before.
Treatment Options for Phantom Limb Pain
The good news is that the most modern treatment options and surgical methods for dismemberment have significantly reduced how often phantom limb pain occurs and how serious it is. The bad news is that experts say that between 60% – 70% of patients who lose a body part still suffer from it. If this is the case for you, then you should learn how a personal injury attorney can help you recoup compensation for this pain.
A Variety of Medications Can Help with Phantom Limb Syndrome
Some of the treatments that have been shown to help with phantom limb syndrome include deep brain stimulation, acupuncture, mirror box therapy, massage, medications, nerve cuff stimulation, and local injection therapy. Unfortunately, doctors still do not fully understand what causes this syndrome so much trial and error is often required to find a solution that works.
Your Phantom Limb Must Be Considered in Your Settlement
Your personal injury settlement should cover all your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you experienced. That includes the cost of any phantom limb pain treatment you might have tried. It should include compensation for the pain and suffering it caused. Make sure that whomever your attorney is knows that this is essential in your case.
Not Every Attorney is Equipped to Handle This Type of Case
While it might seem like personal injury cases are created equal, that is not the case when it comes to phantom limb pain. Some attorneys have no idea how to document it or present it to the jury. They are used to seeing injuries that are visible – such as x-rays they can review. It can be hard for someone with no familiarity with your injuries to understand them. The right attorney will know just how to explain it and document it.
If you are dealing with phantom limb pain due to an injury that was the fault of someone else, we invite you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and help you understand the best way to proceed with your case.