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.
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:
In such cases, the person whose wrongful conduct or negligence caused the underlying injury may be liable for all damages resulting from the 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:
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.
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.
Over One Billion in Verdicts, Settlements and Awards for Our Clients
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
Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.
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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69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.
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