A fully functioning musculoskeletal system is essential. When someone sustains an injury such as a broken bone, a torn ligament, or an injury to cartilage or joints, they will require competent medical attention to remedy the issue timely. Without it, the injury likely won’t heal properly, or won’t even heal at all. Unfortunately, without skilled medical care, an orthopedic injury can become far worse. If you believe you’re a victim of orthopedic malpractice, you should continue reading and reach out to a seasoned New York City orthopedic injury malpractice attorney from Mark Bodner, P.C. to learn more about these injuries and how we can help if you’ve been wronged by a careless medical professional. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is considered an act of orthopedic malpractice?
There is a wide range of ways in which a medical professional can commit an act of orthopedic injury malpractice, including the following:
- Failing to properly diagnose orthopedic injuries
- Failing to treat an orthopedic injury timely
- Improperly treating a broken bone, sprain, or another orthopedic injury
- Negligent actions during hip replacement surgery
- Using defective materials during orthopedic surgery
What can I do to recover compensation from an injury caused by a careless medical professional?
To recover compensation for an injury caused by a negligent medical professional, it’s paramount that you retain the services of a competent attorney who can assess the circumstances of your injury and determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim. From there, your attorney can gather and present evidence on your behalf to prove that your injury was either caused or exacerbated by an act of medical malpractice or negligence. Our legal team has significant experience representing those who’ve been harmed by careless medical professionals here in New York City, and we’re here to put that experience to work in your corner.
How long do I have to file an orthopedic malpractice claim in New York?
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is 2.5 years. Many people will wait to see if their injuries heal on their own, only to miss the statute of limitations while their injury is still very much an issue. For this reason, it’s always best to speak with a knowledgeable and dedicated medical professional as soon after you notice an injury as possible. We are here to fight for you–give us a call today so we can get working on your case.
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