Louisiana Amputation Lawyers

Attorneys Helping Those Who've Suffered Catastrophic Crush Injuries

Losing a limb is a permanent loss, one that irrevocably changes your life. It’s not just about the physical absence; it’s the void it leaves in every aspect of your life, from eroding your financial stability to making entire types of recreation impossible. People who have undergone amputations often find themselves unable to do their jobs like they used to or take part in the hobbies that once filled their lives with joy. But the repercussions of amputations don’t just stop at the emotional and the functional; there’s a considerable financial toll. Amputations create a wide range of needs—from prosthetic limbs to adapting your home with ramps and modified bathrooms. Vehicles may need to be adapted for accessibility, too. 

All these can create financial instability, over and above the medical bills and lost wages.

Essentially, amputations take a devastating toll, both emotionally and financially. That’s why the Louisiana amputation injury lawyers at Clayton, Frugé & Ward fight for our clients to recover everything they need: all the wages they’ve lost and stand to lose in the future, the medical bills from initial hospitalization, and everything they’re likely to lose for the rest of their lives. We’ve won our clients more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements—we’re the firm to call.

Call (225) 209-9943 today to get a free consultation so we can discuss your legal options.

Types of Amputation Injuries

Amputation injuries are among the most severe and life-altering injuries a person can endure. They are not only physically devastating but also carry profound emotional and financial consequences. Understanding the various types of amputations can help individuals and their families grasp the extent of the injury and the implications for legal action. At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our experienced Louisiana amputation lawyers are well-versed in the complexities associated with different types of amputations and are dedicated to helping our clients navigate their recovery and legal claims.

Traumatic Amputations

Traumatic amputations occur as a result of accidents or injuries where a limb or body part is completely severed or so severely damaged that it cannot be saved. Common scenarios leading to traumatic amputations include:

  • Vehicle Accidents: High-impact crashes can cause immediate severance of limbs.
  • Workplace Injuries: Industrial and construction accidents involving heavy machinery or equipment failure often result in crush injuries that necessitate surgical amputation.
  • Explosions and Fires: Explosive forces and severe burns can damage tissues beyond repair, leading to amputation.

Surgical Amputations

Surgical amputations are performed by medical professionals to remove a limb or part of a limb that is diseased or irreparably damaged. These amputations are often the result of:

  • Vascular Diseases: Conditions such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease can impede blood circulation, leading to necrosis and the need for amputation.
  • Infections: Severe infections that do not respond to treatment may require amputation to prevent the spread of the infection.
  • Tumors: Cancerous growths in or on the limbs may necessitate amputation if other treatments fail or if the tumor is aggressively spreading.

Crush Injuries & Industries with High Risks

Accidents that lead to crush injuries are often precursors to limb loss. When part of the body is subjected to extreme force or pressure, that’s a crush injury. And they’re especially common in certain industries. Think construction, manufacturing, logistics, and agriculture—places where heavy machinery and high-risk environments are part of the daily routine.

  • Construction: One of the most perilous industries for crush injuries, construction workers face daily risks from collapsing structures, falls from height, and accidents involving heavy machinery like cranes and forklifts.
  • Manufacturing: In manufacturing settings, workers are frequently exposed to powerful machinery with moving parts capable of crushing limbs or other body parts. Equipment malfunctions or mishandlings are significant hazards.
  • Logistics and Warehousing: The use of large goods vehicles, forklifts, and conveyor belts in these environments increases the risk of crush injuries. Workers can become trapped or compressed by machinery or heavy loads.
  • Agriculture: This sector often involves dangerous equipment such as tractors, combines, and other heavy farming machinery. The rural, isolated nature of the work also can delay emergency responses when injuries occur.

Accountability: Who’s Really Responsible?

When an amputation occurs, especially in a work setting, it’s usually not a simple accident. It’s a tragic event caused by a chain of failures—failures that could have been prevented. And these failures are often the result of negligence or careless safety protocols. The sad truth is such negligence is often incentivized by corporate pressures—tight deadlines, profit expectations, or production quotas. And who sets these pressures? The decision-makers at the top of your company.

This brings us to a sobering point: the only way to hold a company accountable for their negligence is through civil law. Sometimes, a lawsuit is the only path to justice. If you’re going up against a corporation, you’ll need a legal team with the skills, experience, and resources to fight for you. That’s where Clayton, Frugé & Ward comes in. We’ve stood toe-to-toe with major companies, and our clients have recovered more than $1 billion as a result. Our record includes the largest single-injury verdict in Louisiana history—$117 million for an ambulance accident victim. We have experience you can trust.

If you’ve suffered an amputation or crush injury, don’t carry the burden alone. Contact Clayton, Frugé & Ward for a free case evaluation at (225) 209-9943. Remember, you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.

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