I have a patient that is in the middle of a court battle over an action which cost him his leg. I recently was asked form his attorney to provide a perspective of what cost might be incurred over the next 40 years of his natural life. This is a patient in his mid thirties that is a high class four activity level. He wants to have the best and stay up with new technology. Has anyone used a formula to average the costs of a prosthetic user with these types of issues? Can technology be factored in? What could that cost be? If I were doing this analysis in the 50’s the cost of energy storing feet would offset my schedule. What if new innovations create a cost of exponential proportions?
probably thinking too much but the patient deserves nothing but the best from me.
Can anyone lend any insight on this. Thanks in advance.
Brian Moore CO