When people experience problems with their muscular or skeletal systems, they expect orthopedic doctors and surgeons to respond to and care for their condition appropriately. When this does not happen, medical conditions can be even further complicated. This is unacceptable. If you believe your orthopedic surgeon has made your medical condition even worse as a result of negligence, you should read on and reach out to our experienced New York orthopedic malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward.
What are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries?
There are several different musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, all of which are generally very painful. Some of the most common types of musculoskeletal injuries are as follows:
- Knee injuries – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Knee injuries – posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- Wrist injuries– carpal tunnel syndrome
- Deterioration of the spine – herniated disc
- Deterioration of the spine – lumbar spinal stenosis
- Shoulder injuries – rotator cuff injury
- Shoulder injuries – tendonitis (can also occur in knees)
- Spine injuries – slipped disc
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
There are various ways in which a physician could behave negligently, thereby leaving patients injured even further. Some of the most frequent types of medical malpractice for musculoskeletal injuries are as follows:
- Failure to properly treat fractures, broken bones, or sprains
- Ignoring patient’s complains of back pain
- Neglecting to diagnose or treat arthritis
- Failing to properly conduct hip or knee replacement surgery
- Using defective materials in joint or hip replacement surgery
How do I win a medical malpractice lawsuit?
To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will first have to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the medical malpractice claims process. Your attorney will have to prove that you were, in fact, the physician’s patient and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. Your attorney must then prove that your physician breached that duty of care and that you were injured as a result, suffering significant damages, such as past and future medical bills, lost wages, and more. Orthopedic surgeons will generally employ a team of legal experts to defend them, as their practice may be on the line. That is why you must ensure you retain the services of an aggressive attorney who is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.