Louisiana Amputation Injury Attorneys
Billions Won by Loss-of-Limb Lawyers in Louisiana
A construction superintendent was standing behind a safety fence while he oversaw a drilling project. The project involved a drilling auger that was attached to a crane. The crane collapsed on our client while he tried to release the drill. His injuries required the doctors to make an above-the-knee amputation, which meant the loss of his career. Our client didn’t have a desk job—construction work was his living. The loss of his leg created mental anguish, trauma, physical pain, and significant financial losses. The Louisiana amputation lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to recover the financial support our client needed to move on from this tragic incident. He was awarded $44 million—the largest award for an amputee victim in US history.
Over the years, our Louisiana amputation attorneys have helped injured clients throughout the nation get the compensation they needed to pay off medical bills, recover lost wages, and secure their future. We have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and we have received extensive recognition for our proven track record. Our team is equipped to handle any case, regardless of how complex it may be. If you're facing serious hardships after losing a limb in an accident, speak with us to learn what you can do next.
If you or a loved one have lost a leg or arm because of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation. Take the first step by contacting our Louisiana amputation attorneys: (225) 412-6348.
Facts About Amputations
An amputation is the partial or full removal of an exterior body part (finger, toe, arm, hand, or leg). Amputation may reduce an individual’s quality of life or prohibit them from adequately performing some of their previous job duties.
Below are some facts about amputations in Louisiana:
- According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the average number of amputations each year from 2003 to 2015 was 74 in Louisiana and 6,759 nationwide.
- The number of non-fatal, work-related amputations with days away from work in Louisiana ranged from 20 to 170.
- For manufacturing industry workers, amputation is a serious risk that causes more than 1,400 serious injuries a year.
- In 2015, 2,600 amputations occurred nationwide—57% of them happened in the manufacturing industry.
- OSHA announced that amputation injuries were most common in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- One of the common causes of amputations in the manufacturing industry is when workers operate machines without a proper safeguard. This is usually because they lack training.
Ultimately, amputations are a preventable occurrence in the workplace. When the cause of injury is often lack of safety equipment or poor training, it's an employer's responsibility to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that their goal is to enforce safety regulations to hold employers responsible for not protecting their workers or not reducing instances of worker amputations.
What Is the Impact of a Lost Limb?
The loss of a limb is an extremely traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. A catastrophic injury like this can leave individuals in pain and anguish for years, and it can make it hard for them to make a living. Aside from that, the medical expenses can be insurmountable. Limb prosthetics can cost tens of thousands of dollars—not including physical therapy and the loss of income.
The various consequences of amputation include the following:
- Body image issues
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Fatigue or exhaustion
- Loss of mobility and dexterity
- Muscle contraction
- Social isolation
- Stump and phantom limb pain
Studies show that amputees face an average cost of about $30,000 in hospital and professional treatments in addition to prosthetic costs. When including prosthetic, a patient’s life expenses increase to $403,000 on average. These costs don’t include counseling, emotional pain, and suffering, or the costs of finding a new career.
Contact Our Louisiana Amputation Lawyers Today: (225) 412-6348
If you or a loved one lost a limb because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. Proving that negligence caused your amputation means that you can start over without fear or financial hardship. Regardless of whether the party responsible was an employer, a driver, an insurer, or a manufacturer, the Louisiana amputation attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you fight for the resources you need. We've helped our clients obtain quality treatment, lost wages, future earnings, and long-term rehabilitation.
People turn to our Louisiana amputation attorneys because we’ve:
- Won billions of dollars for our clients
- Set state and national records with our victories
- Won hundreds of results worth $1 million or more
- Won cases for our clients in more than 40 states
We are here to help you every step of the way. Contact our Louisiana amputation lawyers today for a free case review: (225) 412-6348!