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Former CNN Correspondent Suffers Arm Amputation in Work Accident

by | Mar 4, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

A CNN correspondent was reporting in Asia when a case of equipment fell onto his arm, causing a horrific and devastating accident. The journalist, Miles O’Brien is known for his contributions to TV science for CNN.

He says that he was literally left between life and limb when TV equipment tumbled into his arm, severing it. At the time of the accident, he was on the field for PBS’ NewsHour and was finishing up an extended news shoot in Asia. After the injury, he suffered serious swelling and pain, and eventually his arm went numb. He noticed increasing discoloration as well, and concluded that the wisest choice was to do to the doctor.

He underwent emergency surgery on Valentine’s Day, and his blood pressure plunged suddenly during the procedure. The doctors decided the only way to handle the situation was to amputate the man’s arm above the elbow. This accident happened while the reporter was on the job, which means that he may be able to sue the company for their negligence in how they stacked the TV equipment.

If you have been injured at your workplace, and the injury has resulted in an amputation, you certainly need to talk with a lawyer about the possibility of seeking workers’ compensation. With the right lawyer there to represent you, you may be able to seek significant compensation for your pain and suffering as well as the extended future suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of your injury.

Don’t hesitate to seek compensation without the help of a skilled lawyer. You deserve to be well-represented and fully explain the implications of your injury. Also, you shouldn’t have to pay any of the medical bills associated with an injury that was not your fault. Call Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman to get a workers’ compensation attorney in New York on your side!