The Million Dollar Man: Lifetime Cost of Prosthetics
As a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento since 1982, I’ve often had occasion to represent people who have lost a limb due to trauma. Inevitably, people who have suffered an amputation are left with extreme physical, emotional and financial problems.
When preparing these cases for trial, it is critical that a life care planner be engaged so that the cost of future medical and psychological care can be presented to the jury. A few years ago, UC San Francisco Medical Center estimated that the lifetime cost of care for a single limb loss was over $850,000.