03/20/2014 (press release: LifeCareSolutionsGroup) // Greg Vigna
In the U.S., thousands of people each year are faced with circumstances that lead to the necessity to undergo an amputation. According to some estimates, there are approximately 2 million people in the country who are living with the loss of one or more limbs. That number is projected to double in the decades ahead.
Estimating the prevalence of limb loss in the United States: 2005 to 2050
“It is projected that the number of people living with the loss of a limb will more than double by the year 2050 to 3.6 million.”
For more information about the prevalence of limb loss in the United States, please visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18295618.
Amputations caused by trauma from road accidents, construction accidents, and other accident related circumstances make up a significant percentage of this total.
Amputation – traumatic
Traumatic amputations usually result directly from factory, farm, or power tool accidents or from motor vehicle accidents. Natural disasters, war, and terrorist attacks can also cause traumatic amputations.
For more information about traumatic amputations, please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000006.htm.
The Life Care Solutions Group says the challenges faced by those who suffer a traumatic amputation are unique. Depending on the circumstances, there may be special considerations for patients regarding their medical options. Complications that accompany this type of catastrophic injury are among these considerations, particularly when it comes to addressing how to manage one’s condition in the long-term.
Life care planning after an amputation is an important option for patients who have suffered this type of loss. What to do about medical care, what financial resources are available to provide assistance with costs, and what lifestyle accommodations are needed, are just a few of the many questions having a sound catastrophic injury life care plan can answer. The Life Care Solutions Group says that working with a professional life care planner after suffering an amputation that is linked to an accident can also be beneficial for providing evidence for personal injury claims.
The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource that helps serious accident injury sufferers who need help with life care planning and other assistance move forward. Individuals who have sustained a catastrophic injury such as a traumatic amputation can contact the resource today for an assessment of their medical and legal options. Obtaining a free case review may be one of the most important steps one can take in dealing with the numerous challenges they will face following an amputation.