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Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Amputation Victims

Amputations are devastating from both a physical and psychological standpoint. They are often preceded by significant physical pain in the affected limb, and even after the amputation the person can suffer from long-standing phantom pain. Beyond the physical, however, amputations usually lead to lifelong adjustments in day-to-day activities as one learns to perform ordinary tasks such as walking, reaching or grasping with the aid of a prosthesis.

I'm attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent people in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered amputations as a result of untreated infections, traumatic injury in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and other types of negligence. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.

While great strides have been made in prosthetics for amputees, there is no substitute for the human limb. Few people appreciate the beautiful natural design and function of their arms, legs, hands and feet until those limbs are lost.

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A Lawsuit Provides Compensation ... And More

We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member ... mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.

We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Amputation cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.

Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.

Our Experience With Amputation Cases

Amputations can result from a variety of circumstances, including traumatic accidents, burns, uncontrolled infection and any other circumstance that destroys the tissue of an arm or leg. Over the past 30 years, we have successfully represented many people, both young and old, who have suffered the loss of a limb due to someone else's carelessness, including:

  • A multimillion-dollar recovery for a five-month baby girl whose leg was amputated at the hip as a result of an electrical burn during surgery.
  • A multimillion-dollar recovery for a motorcyclist whose leg was crushed when his bike was hit from behind by a coal truck.
  • A multimillion-dollar award for a young woman from Pittsburgh whose leg was crushed in a motor vehicle accident when a driver fell asleep at the wheel.
  • A recovery for nearly $1 million for a postal worker from DuBois who lost his leg due to a blood clot that went undetected in the emergency room.
  • A recovery of nearly $1 million for a retired man from Altoona whose leg developed uncontrollable gangrene because his doctor failed to control his diabetes.

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If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to someone else's carelessness, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.

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