Amputation is a Serious Injury
An amputation can gravely affect the amputee’s life. Losing an appendage or a digit is a painful and traumatizing experience. Missing body parts can hinder a person’s ability to work and enjoy hobbies, and some amputees suffer psychological damage from the traumatic accident as well as emotional damage and depression from being disfigured. Amputees must sometimes relearn basic skills when the loss of a limb prevents them from doing things the way they always have. The lack of work and the emotional impact can drain the amputee and his family; the added stress of a lost income, piles of medical bills and months of physical therapy can take a big toll. The prospect of future medical treatment and care and the cost of a future prosthesis can be overwhelming.
How We Can Help
The maritime and Jones Act attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP represent clients from New England and across the country whose legs, arms and hands were amputated in winches, capstans, blocks, fishing gear, engine parts, mooring lines, ropes, hausers and moving equipment. We help clients whose appendages have been caught between vessels or between a vessel and a dock.
Through the years, we have had successful results in proving negligence and unseaworthiness of the vessel by proving that amputations were because of:
- Lack of training in basic operations and procedure
- Lack of safety training
- Lack of safety equipment
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Unguarded machinery
- Collisions with docks or other vessels
- Defective switches
We have seen it all, and we have the knowledge and experience to help you and your family get your lives back. We work with orthopedic specialists to help you get the best prosthetics available. We also make sure that you obtain needed money for future replacement of your artificial limb after a below-the-knee other limb amputation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation, contact the maritime and Jones Act lawyers at Latti & Anderson LLP right away for a consultation. Let us put our more than 50 years of experience to work for you. We represent clients nationwide.