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Have You or a Loved One Experienced the Devastating Loss of a Limb Due to an Accident or Medical Negligence?

At Goldberg & Loren, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that amputation can have on your life. Our team of experienced amputation lawyers is here to help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

With our expertise and dedication, we will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the necessary financial compensation for medical costs, loss of enjoyment of normal life, loss of income, loss of limb, emotional trauma, nerve damage, and other relevant losses. You don’t have to face this challenging situation alone.

Contact us today for a free consultation with our compassionate amputation lawyers. Let us guide you through the legal process and help you rebuild your life after amputation.

Understanding Amputation

Amputation is the complete or partial removal of a body part, such as arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, and toes. This procedure can be a result of traumatic accidents or surgical intervention due to severe damage, infection, or vascular disease.

There are approximately 185,000 amputations that take place in the United States annually. [1]

There are various types of amputations, including traumatic and surgical amputations. Traumatic amputations occur due to accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions or workplace incidents involving heavy machinery. 

Amputations can also be categorized as upper limb or lower limb amputations, depending on the affected body part. Upper limb amputations involve the removal of arms, hands, or fingers, while lower limb amputations involve the removal of legs, feet, or toes.

Amputation can have a significant impact on a person’s life, affecting their physical abilities, independence, and overall quality of life. Rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the use of prosthetic devices, can help individuals adjust and regain function after amputation.

Understanding Amputation

Types of Amputation

There are different types of amputation injuries depending on the affected body part. Here are some common types:

  • Below-Knee Amputation: This type of amputation involves the removal of the leg below the knee joint. It is usually performed for severe injury or medical conditions that cannot be treated effectively while preserving the lower part of the leg.
  • Above-Knee Amputation: Above-knee amputation involves the removal of the leg above the knee joint. It may be necessary when the knee joint is severely damaged, or there is a risk of infection or non-healing wounds below the knee.
  • Arm Amputation: Arm amputation refers to the removal of the entire arm. It may be done to treat severe trauma, tumors, or infections that cannot be effectively treated with other methods.
  • Hand Amputation: Hand amputation involves the removal of the hand, usually at the wrist. It is performed in cases of catastrophic injuries, deformities, or diseases that affect the hand, making it non-functional or causing excessive pain.
  • Finger Amputation: Finger amputation refers to the removal of one or more fingers. It may be necessary due to severe trauma, infections, tumors, or other conditions that affect the finger(s) and impair function.

Common Causes of Amputation

Common causes of amputations can vary but often include traumatic accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, and vascular diseases.

  • Traumatic Accidents Traumatic experiences, such as motor vehicle accidents or severe falls, can result in severe injuries that damage limbs beyond repair. In some cases, the limb may be crushed or severed, requiring amputation at the spot to save the individual’s life or prevent further complications.
  • Medical Malpractice Errors during surgeries or inadequate post-operative care can cause infections, blood clots, or ischemia, leading to tissue death and the need for surgical amputation to prevent the spread of infection or further complications.
  • Workplace Accidents Workplace accidents, especially those involving heavy machinery, can be a common cause of amputations. Inadequate safety protocols, lack of training, or negligence can lead to severe injuries that may require amputation to save the individual’s life or prevent further damage.
  • Defective Products Defective products, such as malfunctioning equipment or machinery, can also cause severe injuries that may result in the need for surgical amputation. This can be particularly true for individuals working in industries where they regularly use dangerous equipment or machinery.
Common Causes of Amputation

Who Can Be Held Responsible for an Amputation?

When it comes to amputation, determining who can be held responsible under the law depends on the circumstances surrounding the case. Various factors such as workplace accidents, defective products, or medical malpractice can determine liability.

  • Employers and Supervisors – In workplace accidents, employers and supervisors may be held responsible if they were negligent in providing a safe environment or failed to enforce proper safety protocols. This could include situations where employees were not adequately trained or protective equipment was not provided.
  • Manufacturers – If a defective product caused the amputation, the manufacturer might be held responsible. Defects in machinery or equipment can lead to severe injuries, making the manufacturer liable for the resulting amputation.
  • Medical Professionals – In cases of medical malpractice, the responsible party could be the medical professionals involved, such as surgeons, doctors, or nurses. Errors during surgery, improper post-operative care, or misdiagnosis leading to the need for an amputation can result in their liability.

Each amputation case is unique, and liability will depend on the specific circumstances. Consulting with our experienced amputation lawyers is key to accurately determining the responsible parties and pursuing fair compensation.

The Importance of an Amputation Lawyer

At Goldberg & Loren, our team of experienced amputation lawyers understands the unique challenges and complexities that come with amputation injury cases. We are here to assist you every step of the way and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

  • Investigation: We will gather all the necessary evidence, including medical records, accident reports, and witness testimonies, to build a strong case on your behalf. This investigation is vital in determining liability and holding the responsible party accountable.
  • Litigation: We have the legal expertise and skills to navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights in court. Whether it involves negotiating with insurance companies, presenting arguments to a judge and jury, or cross-examining expert witnesses, our lawyers will fight tirelessly to maximize your chances of a successful outcome.
  • Negotiation: We will work closely with you to understand your needs and goals, and engage in settlement negotiations with the opposing party. Our aim is to secure fair compensation that covers your financial losses, medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and physical pain and suffering.
  • Trial: In the event that your personal injury claim goes to trial, our amputation injury attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent your interests. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will present compelling arguments, present evidence, and use their knowledge of the law to seek the justice you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help you navigate this challenging time.

The Importance of an Amputation Lawyer


[1] Admin, F. V. W. (2019, March 1). 15 Limb Loss Statistics that May Surprise You – Access Prosthetics. Access Prosthetics. https://accessprosthetics.com/15-limb-loss-statistics-may-surprise/

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