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Amputation Injury Attorney

There are roughly two million amputees in the United States today, and a large percentage of these people die within five years. Some frequent causes of these amputations are:

  • Military Wounds: Both regular service-members and private contractors who lose a limb while serving our country overseas may be entitled to compensation, whether or not the wound occurs pursuant to armed combat.
  • Medical Malpractice: If a vascular condition, like peripheral artery disease, or a chronic condition, like diabetes, is initially misdiagnosed, subsequent medical efforts may be insufficient to prevent amputation.
  • Trauma Injuries: Motor vehicle crashes, falls, and other events often lead to such severe lacerations and/or blood loss that amputation is medically necessary.

Even after the amputation, many victims feel phantom pain, meaning that they acutely feel the loss for months thereafter, or even longer. Amputations also give rise to numerous complications, like skin disease brought on by the artificial limb.

Given both the loss of use and probability of medical complications, both economic and noneconomic damages in these cases are often substantial. In addition to compensatory damages, some victims are eligible for additional punitive damages.

Overcoming Amputation

At Gerson and Schwartz, PA, we are committed to your complete recovery. So, in addition to winning financial compensation, we work to get victims the medical and rehabilitative care they need, even if they have no money and no insurance.

This process begins with a referral to a team of medical professionals that are proficient with the type of injury in that particular case. Since the loss of a limb is often symptomatic of an even more serious condition, it is vital to immediately address these concerns. The next step is to be fitted with an advanced prosthetic device that, in many cases, may be almost indistinguishable from the lost limb.

Most victims must undergo months of physical rehabilitation to learn to use their artificial limbs, but this process is necessary to help ensure a complete recovery.

Partner With Seasoned Attorneys

The lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA, are dedicated to injury victims in the Miami-Dade County area. Contact us today at (305) 371-6000 or We do not charge upfront legal fees in personal injury cases.

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User