Amputation and Mental Health Challenges
Nearly 2 million people live with limb loss in the United States, and trauma is one of the leading causes of amputation. Not only does an amputee face physical challenges — but there can be overwhelming mental health challenges to overcome as well. Here’s what you need to know about this catastrophic injury.
The Traumatic Experience of Losing a Limb
After an accident that caused an amputation as a direct result, or amputation was necessary as a life-saving measure, limb loss is shocking and devastating to mental health. Some of the most common types of accidents that cause amputation are:
- Traffic accidents, including motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Workplace accidents, including construction and factory accidents.
- Agricultural accidents including mowing and other machinery accidents.
- Military or industrial explosions.
- Firework accidents.
- Electrocution accidents.
The Common Psychological Disorders Relating to Amputation
Losing a limb is emotional for both the amputee and their families. A victim may experience the following mental health issues:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Impulse control disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Panic disorders
How to Get Help After Suffering Amputation Due to an Accident
Losing a limb can be a shocking and devastating experience and often poses life-long physical and mental health challenges. While your situation may feel hopeless, knowing where to turn can help you get through a difficult time.
Serious injuries need strong attorneys. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience you need to protect your best interests and rights to receive compensation after being hurt in an accident. We go above and beyond and advocate for individuals who have suffered significant injuries due to negligence. We’ll fight to ensure you receive the most successful outcome possible.
Contact Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. today at (417) 855-2022. When it comes to complex legal matters, we are here for you every step of the way.