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Catastrophic Injuries Amputation

New York Lawyers Handle Damage Claims for Amputation Sufferers

Attorneys in Brooklyn fight for full compensation for life-changing injuries

The amputation of an arm, leg, hand, foot or other body part is a catastrophic injury that creates a permanent disability. An amputee may not be able return to work or otherwise earn a living wage and may be unable to care for themselves or their family. They experience chronic pain and may require ongoing treatment or surgery. Medical care alone often costs more than most families can pay, even if they have health insurance. This permanent impact on health and well-being entitles the victim to demand that those responsible pay full compensation. The Licatesi Law Group has championed the legal rights of amputees in Brooklyn and greater New York since 1981.

Various accidents and conditions can lead to amputations

Amputations are sometimes necessitated by a physical condition, such as frostbite, peripheral vascular disease, infection or a cancerous tumor. But the need for amputation can also arise from:

  • A traumatic injury, such as crushing or burning of an arm, leg or other extremity in a motor vehicle, workplace or construction accident or due to a defective product.
  • Medical malpractice, either through surgical error or by failure to give a correct and timely diagnosis of, or thorough treatment to, an illness or condition.

In such cases, the person whose wrongful conduct or negligence caused the underlying injury may be liable for all damages resulting from the amputation.

Compensating for the severe, lasting implications of an amputation

As a firm of personal injury lawyers, we know how to accurately evaluate all of your past, current and potential future losses stemming from an amputation. These include the costs of:

  • medical care
  • prosthetic limbs
  • physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • modifications to homes or vehicles
  • hiring aides to perform household chores and other needed tasks

Damages also are recoverable for lost wages and earning capacity as well as for pain and suffering.

Our firm has a proven track record of successful outcomes in such cases. We won an $8 million settlement for a client with a below-the-knee amputation, which was at the time the largest settlement in New York’s Second Judicial Department.

Contact a committed New York injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation, the attorneys at The Licatesi Law Group have the resources, knowledge and tenacity to determine your entitlement to financial recovery. We serve clients in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. To take advantage of a free consultation and case evaluation, call us at 516-227-2662 or contact us online.

 

Verdicts & Settlements

Over $100 Million in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

  • $8 Million

    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

  • $3 Million

    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

  • $1.7 Million

    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

  • $1.3 Million

    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

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