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Amputation/Loss of Limb

Helping Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Lafayette Parish & Across Louisiana

Lafayette Amputation Attorneys

We’ve Won Billions for People Who Suffered from the Wrongdoing of Others

Amputation forever change a victim’s life. Even with assistive devices and prosthetics, amputees face futures that are far different than they had imagined. They may be unable to return to the same field or may miss a significant amount of work while recovering. They may have an entirely altered outlook on life and may experience lasting psychological trauma. It’s crucial that victims of amputation be given the opportunity at bright and stable futures.

We’re dedicated to helping people get their lives back on track after incidents that cause permanent, life-changing injuries like amputations. Our lawyers take on cases for people injured in:

At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve successfully represented numerous clients in cases involving amputation, helping them get the medical treatment, ongoing care, and financial aid they need.

Ready to find out how we can help you? Give us a call at (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and if we take on your case, you pay no upfront costs and no fees at unless we win.

Record-Setting $44 Million Verdict for Amputation Victim

Arnold & Itkin secured the largest ever verdict won for an amputation victim when we represented a construction superintendent who lost his leg after a piece of a crane pinned him to the ground. At the time of the incident, our client was standing behind a safety fence, 100 feet away from an auger being operated by a crane. The auger was stuck, and the superintendent instructed the crane operator to get it unstuck. The operator tried but was unsuccessful. He tried to stop the job at least five times, but the crane ended up collapsing. When the crane collapsed, our client was pinned underneath a piece of it. It took another crane to lift the piece of equipment off, and he was rushed to the hospital. He ended up requiring an above-the-knee amputation.

After a three-week trial, Attorney Kurt Arnold’s thoughtful and compelling arguments showed the jury that two companies were responsible for our client’s injuries. The resulting $44 million verdict ensured our client was taken care of for life.

Amputation Injury FAQ

What compensation is available in an amputation claim?

If you lost a limb or extremity in an accident, while using a defective or dangerous product, or in any situation caused through no fault of your own, you could recover a significant settlement or award from the responsible party or parties. This would make all the difference in your ability to get the care you need and pay your bills after such a serious injury. You could get a settlement that covers your care for the rest of your life.

Through an amputation lawsuit, you could pursue compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Ongoing treatment
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Assistive devices
  • Home or work modifications
  • Medication and medical supplies
  • Lost income
  • Loss of potential earnings
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Treatment-related travel costs
  • Physical impairment

What should I do after a work-related amputation?

In Lafayette, Louisiana, people who are injured at work have the right to file claims to seek workers’ compensation benefits. This applies to amputation and all other on-the-job injuries. Workers’ compensation is provided on a no-fault basis, without requiring the injured worker to prove that someone else was to blame for his injuries.

Amputation is a catastrophic injury. The only way a worker can achieve any semblance of financial stability is if he or she recovers maximum workers’ compensation benefits. A third-party lawsuit may also be necessary to cover damages like pain and suffering and all of a worker’s lost earnings.

What steps can a Lafayette amputation lawyer take to help?

If you involve Arnold & Itkin to handle your amputation injury claim, you’re freeing yourself to focus on healing and spending time with loved ones while we fight for justice on your behalf. Instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your bills or get the treatment you need, let us take care of everything for you. We can handle all communication with your employer (if it was a work-related amputation), with the insurance company, and with any other involved parties. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your amputation to identify who is to blame. We can then take the necessary steps to hold that party (or those parties) accountable.

Our Lafayette amputation attorneys prepare every case for trial, putting in the time and effort it takes to build infallible arguments that will hold up against the toughest opponents.

Call (888) 493-1629 to Speak with a Skilled Lawyer

There is no way to erase the full effects of a catastrophic injury, but getting answers and seeing at-fault parties brought to justice can bring unmatched peace of mind to victims and their families. Our Lafayette amputation attorneys can also help you get much-needed compensation for medical care, prosthetics, ongoing treatment and therapy, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and much more.

Contact our team. We’ve won billions for our clients and are standing by to assist you when you need it most.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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