Here some important statistics regarding amputations and accidents:
- The five most common causes for amputations due to accidents are transportation accidents (car, motorcycle, train, bike), workplace accidents, farming accidents, fire/explosion accidents, and electrocution accidents.
- Over 2,000,000 people in America have suffered some form of limb loss.
- 1 in 4 amputations arise from a traumatic injury.
- For all amputations, the leading causes are vascular diseases, trauma, and cancer.
- More than half of all amputations from injuries affect the upper body.
- Most amputations from traumatic injuries occur to people between the ages of 20 and 40.
- Almost 4 in 5 amputations due to accidents are performed on men instead of women
- Almost 200,000 amputations occur in America every year.
- Hospital costs associated with amputations total approximately $10 billion every year.
For additional information see the following pages:
- What can I do if I Suffer an Injury Requiring an Amputation?
- What Illinois Laws Govern Amputation Cases?
- Who can I Pursue a Claim Against if I Suffer an Injury Requiring an Amputation?
- Do I Need to File a Lawsuit for My Amputation Within a Certain Time Period Under Illinois Law?
- What Type of Financial Recovery can I Pursue for my Amputation Case?
- What Have Other Plaintiffs in Amputation Cases Recovered?
- How can Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Help me With my Amputation Case?