What Is an Amputation?
An amputation is a word that describes the removal of all or part of a person’s limb after an accident, disease or loss of tissue vital to the limb. Many considerations are reviewed before a person has a limb or partial area of a limb removed. In the case of veterans, there are opportunities for them to have a limb removed because of an accident or incident that they received while serving our country in a war, in theater of war, or with an incident or accident on foreign soil.
Amputations are made to help the person continue to live a fruitful and productive life. For example, an amputation may be made below a joint, if possible, which will help the placement of a prosthesis. A prosthesis is an artificial joint, hand, or leg that will allow the person who has an amputation to regain some of the mobility of the region where the limb was removed.
Prevention of Shower Injuries of Amputees
It is important to prevent the injuries and accidents for amputees using shower facilities. It is hard for an amputee to change the environment where he or she is walking, and they need to be careful in small confined spaces, such as showers and bathrooms. Therefore, the owners of properties need to be aware of the modifications necessary to help the person with an amputation to be safe in the shower. Some of the precautions that can be made to help an amputee in the shower include:
- Ensure that the hot water is low and not scalding (under 50°C)
- Install slip and trip reduction flooring
- Reduce sharp edges in the bathroom or shower areas
- Install railings on the walls
- Install hinge guards to keep doors safe
- Install chocks, wedges or catches to allow slower self-closing springs on doors
If you have been injured in a shower and are an amputee, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group today. We will discuss your claim with you, and review your case right now.
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Amputee Shower Injury
Shower injuries for amputees can be prevalent, because they are missing a limb. Injuries typical of an amputee in the shower can include:
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Falling while bathing injuring pelvis
- Falling getting out of a tub injuring back and spine
- Being burned or scalded by too hot water
- Internal injuries
- Drowning or near drowning
- Being cut or pierced
- Struck against the faucet or taps
- Fracture of the spine
- Fire or a burn
Injuries can be to the areas of the:
- Head or neck
- Lower trunk
- Upper trunk
- Sprains and strains
If you are injured in the shower and are an amputee, you need to give us a call right now. We can review your claim in the strictest of confidence, and go over your personal injuries with you.
Amputee Shower Injuries at a Hotel Bathroom – Were There Accommodations for Amputees and Disabled Guests?
In general, if a person with an amputation is at a hotel, then there need to be accommodations made for the guests with amputations. Hotels need to be mindful of the special safety needs of disabled veterans and disabled guests. The hotels will need to make changes, modifications and accommodations in all areas of the hotel, including to add and modify:
- Handheld showers
- Roll in shower entry with no raised edges
- Lowered vanity heights
- Lever action on water taps
- Lights, television and telephone accessibility by lying in a bed
- Adjustable magnifying mirrors
- Clear extra space around the toilets
- Toilet seat height from the floor modification
- Underside clearance from tables and kitchen benches
- Non audible door bell, alarm and telephone
- Access to telephone typewriter (TTY)
- Closed captioning and teletext on television
- Braille on guest information
- In-room telephone with visual light alert, speaker and volume controls
- Emergency phone in elevators
- Alarm systems in rooms for distress of guest
- Illuminated wall switches
- Grab rails in the bathroom and toilet
- Pull down bench in the shower
- Non-slip bathroom floor
- Call and emergency button in the bathroom
- Easily operated D-handles for doors
- Well-lit public areas around the facility
- Firm mattress
- Low pile carpet
- Easy push floor surface
- Extra linen
- Assistance getting luggage to room
- Orientation to room by staff
- Emergency evacuation orientation
- Professional support and training for ADA guests at the facility
- Handrails throughout the facility
- Clear signage for accessible areas
- Reachable in-room coffee and tea making facilities
- Continuous accessible path of travel to public areas
- Outward swinging bathroom door
- Rooms on lower floors
- Intercom at accessible height
If you are injured in a shower as an amputee, you need to call the DTLA Law Group today. We are here to discuss your case with you, and go over your next logical legal steps to recovery on your personal injury claim.
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You are entitled to a free second opinion on your case as an amputee with a shower injury. We are here for you, and will review the claim and show you the gaps in your case, and mediate your claim for you the right way.
Can I Sue for an Amputee Shower Injury?
Yes, we can sue for the negligence of other parties, who left a hazardous environment for you as an amputee using a shower. Whether you were at a hotel, in a gym, or in a school or other facility, you can bring an action on the merits for being injured in a shower as an amputee.
You can call us to talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers today. We can file a lawsuit, and answer the questions that you may have regarding sustaining personal injuries in the shower as an amputee. You can count on our case attorneys in Los Angeles, and we are here to help you to further get through the next steps for initiating a lawsuit on the merits of your case.
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