Toronto Hip Disarticulation Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered from a hip disarticulation injury, or complete amputation of the leg from the hip down, you know that it drastically changes your life. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you have had to undergo an amputation. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we represent clients who have had all kinds of amputations. If your amputation was required due to someone else’s carelessness, we are able to pursue monetary damages on your behalf. As difficult as it is to address daily living issues following a hip disarticulation injury, our mission is to help you gain the financial peace of mind you deserve.
If you were required to undergo an amputation based on injuries caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, a personal injury lawsuit may hold the responsible party accountable. It is important to reach out to a lawyer right away so that you do not miss the chance to file a lawsuit. Contact Mazin & Associates, PC at (416) 625-2122 today to schedule a free evaluation of your case and determine the options you may have to recover compensation.
Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?
Following a hip disarticulation surgery, you will need to focus on your recovery. If you were required to undergo the surgery because of someone else’s negligence, it is important to hire an injury lawyer to represent your interests. In Ontario, you are required to file a lawsuit for personal injuries within two years of the injury or risk not being able to file at all. After you have retained a lawyer, they will make sure that you meet all deadlines in your case so you can focus on regaining your health and adjusting to your new lifestyle.
Additionally, insurance companies may be involved in your lawsuit. These companies are on a mission to avoid paying as many claims as possible. A personal injury lawyer will be in the best position to assist you against all of the tactics the insurance companies will try to use. Filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties is not a process to attempt by yourself. To recover the most compensation possible, retain an injury lawyer to represent you right away. While you focus on your recovery, they can negotiate with insurance agents or opposing lawyers to get you the most possible compensation.
Why Hire Mazin & Associates, PC to Handle My Case?
When it comes time to retain a lawyer, the options may be overwhelming. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we are dedicated to ensuring that the legal process runs as smoothly as possible for you. We take on personal injury matters to help you recover as much as possible for your pain and the damage you have suffered. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we advocate aggressively for your needs.
The lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC have consistently pursued and won verdicts and settlements for our clients in difficult cases. Firm founder Gary Mazin has dedicated his law practice to helping injured people, and he has done so for over fifteen years. He and the other lawyers in the firm are heavily involved in the community, including memberships in the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and the Advocate’s Society. Together, the lawyers maintain an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.
Our goal is to help you through the trauma of losing your leg. Because of our devotion to helping you obtain the best outcome possible, we work on a contingency basis. This means we never charge you a fee unless we recover compensation for you. Additionally, we offer a free initial evaluation of your case so that we can help you understand whether pursuing a lawsuit is the right choice for you.
Amputation Cases Our Firm Handles
Hip disarticulation is a relatively rare surgical procedure in which the entire leg is removed at the hip. Traditionally, the ball of the hip is separated from the socket of the hip joint. In a modified version of the surgery, a small part of the upper femur is retained to help the person retain the ability to sit more easily. In the past, hip disarticulation was used for cancer of the lower limb, where the cancer was growing aggressively. However, with advances in cancer treatments today, it is less commonly necessary to completely amputate the leg. Sometimes, severe infections may also cause the need to completely amputate the leg.
Some of the reasons a hip disarticulation surgery becomes necessary when personal injury is involved include:
- Accidents at work
- Work-related illness, including cancer
- Premises liability incidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Malfunctioning products
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Criminal activity
Some complications and effects of a hip disarticulation amputation can include physical and emotional pain, phantom limb symptoms, infections, blood clots, and other injuries.
Compensation Following a Hip Disarticulation Amputation
The loss of your entire leg affects your everyday ability to walk, work, drive a car, do other daily activities, and even sit comfortably. If you have had to undergo an amputation of your entire lower limb, these things will begin to sink in shortly after your surgery. Although monetary compensation cannot bring your leg back, we can help you find some justice and closure by seeking financial compensation for the following losses:
- All medical costs, including for the amputation surgery itself
- Other medical expenses for rehab and therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Expenses for adjusting to your disability
- Pain and suffering
After you get in touch with the lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC, we will evaluate the specific details of your case. It will be important to gather as much information as possible about the event that caused your injury and required you to undergo a hip disarticulation surgery. An investigation of your case will provide details from medical records, expert testimony, and other records to demonstrate how much you are entitled to recover. If we take on your case, we will aggressively negotiate with insurance agents, and even take your case to court if necessary.
Contact Us Today
Following a traumatic event such as losing your leg, it may seem as if moving on with your life is impossible. However, by contacting us today, you can start to gain peace of mind and truly focus on your own physical and emotional recovery. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and medical expenses. Contact the amputation injury lawyers from Mazin & Associates, PC today at (416) 625-2122 to receive a free evaluation of your case.