The Atlanta Amputation Lawyer

Reimplantation & The Law


Reimplantation is the reattachment of an amputated body part. Several factors determine whether a severed body part may be successfully reattached. The type of injury is the largest factor in whether reimplantation will be successful.

Upper extremity reattachments usually are more successful than lower extremity reattachment since the lower extremities involve more muscle mass. The amount of time the body part has been without blood flow also impacts the success of reimplantation. The greater the time the body part has been without blood flow, the less likely the part will be successfully reattached. Other medical conditions and the age of the victim may also determine the success of reimplantation.

Elderly patients or those victims with other injuries or medical conditions have a lower likelihood for a successful reattachment.A guillotine-type amputation has the highest success rate. Reimplantation is less likely to succeed in crush or avulsion losses because there is a greater degree of damage to the surrounding tissues. The location of the injury is another factor in the success of reimplantation.


Pick the most experienced personal injury attorney

If you or someone close to you has suffered an amputation due to an accident, you should immediately seek the assistance of a well-recognized law firm with a proven track record. Most insurance policies are not adequate to cover all the past, current, and future costs resulting from an injury. Werner Law, LLC has extensive experience and exceptional knowledge in handling these claims. We are familiar with all the potential expenses facing amputees and may be able to locate other sources of compensation for an amputation accident victim.

A machine tool manufacturer, for example, could be partly responsible for an accident due to poor tool design or inadequate safety guards. It is also vital that an injury victim hire a law firm with substantial financial resources. It is often difficult to determine all potential sources of recovery, and it may be necessary to hire experts and investigators to determine the exact cause of the accident and locate all those parties who could be responsible for the injury.The attorneys at Werner Law, LLC have handled numerous traumatic amputation cases, and our firm has the financial resources necessary to investigate and prosecute these complex high-damage cases successfully.

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury, please contact Werner Law, LLC for an immediate free consultation.

The statute of Limitations for Seeking Compensation for Your Amputation Injury

If you suffer a limb-loss injury, how much time do you have to file your claim? The most important thing to remember is that you are bound by a specific period of time, which is known as the statute of limitations. Under Georgia law, most personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of two years. This means that your claim absolutely must be filed within two years from the date of the injury, or else the law says that you are no longer eligible to file a claim. To be sure, once the two-year statute of limitations “runs out,” you no longer have a valid legal claim.

You should always speak to an experienced Georgia amputation injury attorney as soon as possible, however. In some cases, the statute of limitations may be much shorter. For example, if you claim is against a government agency (for instance, if an employee of the state caused an accident in which you suffered a traumatic amputation injury), the statute of limitations is typically only six months. Do not wait too long to file your claim. If another party’s careless or reckless behavior resulted in a traumatic accident, you deserve compensation.