Faiella's client suffered severe permanent injuries to both legs, including an above-the-knee amputation
of the left leg, after being pinned between two vehicles in November 2008.
The proposed monthly pension payments to Merchant Mariners exceed the amount of compensation the VA pays to a 60 percent service-connected combat-disabled veteran with an above-the-knee amputation
, for example.
Her right foot had ischemic gangrenous necrotic areas, so the surgeon determined that the best course of action was for the woman to have an above-the-knee amputation
(AKA) of her right extremity.
Following the above-the-knee amputation
, which took place about three weeks after her admission, Mrs Smith was allowed back home to Walton where she lives with her daughter and two grandsons.