“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
The biggest mistake that most injured Defense Base Act contractors make is not telling the truth. The moment your untruthful about your case, is the moment you can say goodbye to it. The worse thing you could do for your DBA case is to not tell the honest truth.
No matter what it is, you must be up front and honest about every single detail with your attorney and the Judge. It will not only help your case, but it could be the difference between winning or losing your case.
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Amputation Injuries, Amputees & Prosthetic Devices For Defense Base Act Civilian Contractors
War is Hell. It is certainly that for many civilian contractors who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many DBA workers lost part of a leg or arm. If you are or a family member is a Defense Base Act worker that is an amputee; you are probably worried about your families future. You have come to the right place. This is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. Click here for the rest of this great article on Defense Base Act Amputation Injuries.
Amputation Injuries, Amputees & Prosthetic Devices For DBA Civilian Contractors
New prosthetic device technology
There have been huge advances in the last few years in prosthetic device technology. For example, new prosthetic knees are loaded with microprocessors, sensors and even a gyroscope that gives amputees more freedom of movement, and better balance, than previous prostheses. It is smaller, lighter and has a longer-lasting battery (up to four days) than other widely used prostheses.
These new prosthetic knees cost quite a bit more than traditional prosthetic devices. Thus, Defense Base Act insurance companies may balk at the price. That shouldn’t dissuade you though. You want the best result possible based upon the technology available. And, under the Defense Base Act - you are entitled to the best technology available.
Phantom limb pain
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a complex phenomenon that includes a wide variety of symptoms. After one of your limbs is amputated, you may feel as if the limb is still there. This is called phantom sensation. It may feel:
•Hot or cold
•Like your missing toes or fingers are moving
•Like your missing limb is still there, or is in a funny position
•Like your missing limb is getting shorter. This is called telescoping.
These sensations slowly get weaker and weaker. You should also feel them less often. They may not ever go away completely.
Pain in the missing part of the arm or leg is called phantom pain. It may feel like:
•Sharp or shooting pain
Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognize that these real sensations originate in the spinal cord and brain.
How us being from San Diego helps you
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to you. Few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. We have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987. Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers and San Diego’s waterfront, we have gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps us win Defense Base Act cases.
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