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Amputation/Loss of Limb

Our New Mexico Amputation Lawyers Fight for Victims of Life-Changing Trauma

New Mexico Amputation Attorneys

Billions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Wronged

Amputation is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can experience. Whether a body part is removed in an accident or is so severely damaged that surgical amputation is required, the effects will be dramatic and lifelong. Returning to work in the same field may be impossible. Walking and performing day-to-day tasks may only be possible with prosthetics, assistive devices, and in-home modifications. Emotional trauma is also likely.

Amputation victims and their families deserve the chance to heal and recover. At Arnold & Itkin, we fight for people across New Mexico and nationwide who have suffered catastrophic injuries from:

To find out how we can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and if we take on your case, you pay no upfront costs and nothing at all unless we win.

Amputation/Loss of Limb & Your Right to Compensation

About two million people in America are living with a loss of limb, according to the National Limb Loss Information Center. Over 185,000 amputations are performed in the U.S. each year, 82% of which are due to vascular disease.

The primary causes of amputation are:

  • Disease. Diabetes, blood clots, osteomyelitis, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) are all medical conditions that may affect the limbs or extremities and require surgical amputation.
  • Injury. Trauma can cause immediate amputation or may damage a body part so severely that it must be surgically amputated. This most often affects the arms, with three out of four upper extremity amputations resulting from trauma.
  • Surgery. Tumors in the muscles or bones may need to be surgically removed, and in some cases, this means surgical amputation of the affected limb or extremity.

When amputation is caused by trauma, victims are entitled to financial compensation from the party or parties that caused them harm. We help our clients get the level of compensation that covers all of their medical care, including ongoing expenses and assistive devices, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and so much more.

Amputation Injury FAQ

What causes traumatic amputations?

Traumatic amputation and loss of limb may be caused by:

If you were working or were injured in any type of accident in New Mexico and you want to know what rights you have, you can get the answers and insight you need at Arnold & Itkin. Our attorneys have a proven track record of securing considerable settlements and verdicts in these complex cases. If we take on your case, the insurance company will know that we mean business. We won’t stop until we see justice served.

I suffered an amputation on the job. What should I do?

In New Mexico, any companies with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is meant to cover all on-the-job injuries and illnesses on a no-fault basis. Injured workers do not need to prove that someone else was to blame to receive payment for medical care and lost earnings. If someone other than your employer or a co-worker was to blame, however, you could have a third-party personal injury lawsuit. This would entitle you to additional compensation for emotional trauma, full loss of earnings, and more. If you have been injured, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Even if workers’ comp applies, you will benefit from having a legal professional handle your claim (and help you avoid common missteps that could delay or jeopardize your benefits). Your attorney can pursue every possible source of compensation to help you.

What is my New Mexico amputation injury claim worth?

No two injury cases are the same. The value of yours will depend on the impact that your injury has had and will have on every aspect of your life: physically, financially, and emotionally. Our New Mexico amputation lawyers will work with economists, medical professionals, and other experts to determine the fair value of your claim.

You could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Hospitalization and emergency medical care
  • Ongoing treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication and other medical supplies
  • Travel costs to and from medical appointments
  • Prosthetics and assistive devices
  • Lost income, including loss of potential earnings
  • Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering

This can make all the difference after an amputation. We cannot go back and prevent this catastrophe from happening in the first place, but a fair recovery can help you move on with your life.

Contact Our New Mexico Amputation Injury Lawyers

After an amputation, your life will never be the same. However, there is hope when you see justice served. You can experience peace of mind and a sense of closure when you see the responsible party held accountable for your injuries. You can recover the type of settlement or award that helps you build a stable future for yourself and your family, in spite of your injury. At Arnold & Itkin, we’re known for never backing down. We meticulously investigate and prepare each amputation case we handle as though it were going to trial. We take every step it takes to secure the best possible outcome for every client. Why? Because we know we’re dealing with people’s lives, and we believe that our clients deserve the chance at the brightest futures.

Contact us now to find out more about amputation claims and lawsuits in New Mexico. Call (888) 493-1629 today!

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  • $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.
  • $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.
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  • $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.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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“Los sucesos horribles pueden suceder incluso antes de que nos demos cuenta de que algo va mal. Fernando se electrocutó en un accidente laboral, pero fue su mujer quien reconoció que necesitarían un abogado. Más información en este video testimonio.”
Fernando Work Accident Victim

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