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Orthopedic Injuries

New York Attorney for Orthopedic Injuries

The musculoskeletal system incorporates all the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, cartilage, and muscles of the human body, and in its normal, uninjured and undamaged use, this system allows not only the most involuntary of movements, such as breathing, but the most amazing of athletic endeavors, such as the ability to complete a triathlon or to hit a hole in one on the most challenging golf course.

Working together, these components of the musculoskeletal system not only protect the vital organs of the body (the heart, lungs, brain, etc.) but they coordinate smoothly to allow for movement and to provide support for the body’s functions.  

The Skeleton and Muscles – A Coordinated Effort

The skeletal system is comprised of hundreds of bones in various sizes, joined together by ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.   Together, these bones form the human skeleton which provides a frame within which the body’s remaining systems are free to function (neurological system, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, etc.)

The muscular system is made up of clusters of fibers, or muscles, that allow movement by their coordinated contraction and relaxation.  The human body has over 600 muscles which are attached to the body’s skeleton, pulling the body’s parts in movements directed by the neurological system, specifically, the brain.

There are three types of muscles:  cardiac, skeletal, and smooth.  Smooth muscles are not consciously controlled; they enable the automatic bodily functions such as breathing and swallowing.  Cardiac muscles are those specific to the heart, and provide the necessary contraction and relaxation needed for the heart to pump properly.  Skeletal muscles can be consciously controlled and allow individual movement with precision.

Have a question concerning orthopedic injuries for attorney Mark Bodner?  Call 212-486-3000 to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Injury and Deterioration: The Need for Orthopedic Medical Care

Accidents, particularly on the job injuries as well as car crashes and sporting injuries, cause many orthopedic injuries requiring medical attention.  Athletes expect to incur musculoskeletal injuries as a part of their efforts, and employers anticipate on the job orthopedic injuries with insurance coverage and safety regulations.  

However, a growing segment of the orthopedic community is diagnosing and treating conditions related to the deterioration of the musculoskeletal system through its use over time.  As the population ages, more and more orthopedic surgeons are dealing with issues resulting from bone deterioration and disease, as well as extended use involving such conditions as the wearing down of discs and spinal fusion.

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are commonplace today, with the most common including:

Additionally, orthopedic medical malpractice can occur during the treatment of the following musculoskeletal conditions:

Improper medical care during the treatment of these commonplace orthopedic injuries and conditions can result in permanent disability as well as pain and suffering, and a compromised lifestyle.  Even the placement of a cast too tightly upon a broken arm or leg can result in permanent nerve damage and loss of full use of the limb.  Errors during orthopedic surgery can result in amputation, loss of the arm or leg, and even death. 

Orthopedic surgeons can cause devastating harm when they make mistakes during surgical procedures, particularly those involving the lumbar spine or the legs.  Even their minor medical errors can result in paralysis, uneven limbs, chronic pain, and sometimes even death. 

Have a question concerning orthopedic injuries for attorney Mark Bodner?  Call 212-486-3000 to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice:  Orthopedic Medical Errors Can Be Permanent and Life-Changing

When muscles are torn or bones are broken, and when a part of the musculoskeletal system deteriorates due to disease or stress, orthopedic injuries occur that can have catastrophic consequences when improper and substandard medical care is provided.   Additionally, disease can impact the musculoskeletal system requiring medical treatment or surgery to maintain function and reduce pain that improperly diagnosed or treated can have tragic results.   Improper, negligent, substandard orthopedic medical treatment can permanently harm an individual’s ability to move and function and may also doom him or her to a life of chronic, severe pain. 

Failure on the part of a substandard, negligent orthopedist, orthopedic surgeon, or nurse, technician, or physical therapist, or other health care provider at a hospital, clinic, or treatment facility, can have a heart wrenching and catastrophic impact upon an individual as well as their loved ones.

New York Orthopedic Medical Malpractice Attorney Mark L. Bodner Can Help

Mark L. Bodner is a New York medical malpractice lawyer with 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of patients and families who have suffered from the medical treatment that they have received after suffering serious injury in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, diseases, and conditions. He has dealt with the impact of orthopedic malpractice upon clients and their families, filing claims and lawsuits under New York medical malpractice law for his clients already dealing with the aftermath of permanent harm from medical error in orthopedic diagnosis and treatment, including the catastrophic impact of loss of mobility and movement, and the devastation of chronic pain.

If you or someone you love may have suffered from errors in the medical or health care diagnosis or treatment of a serious orthopedic injury, please feel free to call New York Medical Malpractice attorney Mark L. Bodner at 212-486-3000 for your FREE consultation.

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