What to Know About Orthopedic Malpractice

What to Know About Orthopedic Malpractice

When an orthopedic doctor does not respond with care for their condition, their patient’s medical conditions can become further complicated. If your orthopedic doctor has worsened your medical condition and caused you to sustain damages as a result of their negligence, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. It is essential that you seek assistance from an experienced medical malpractice attorney who has experienced handling cases of orthopedic patients. To learn more about how we can assist you, give our medical malpractice firm a call.

What are the most common musculoskeletal injuries?

The most common musculoskeletal injuries are as follows:

  • Deterioration of the spine 鈥 herniated disc
  • Deterioration of the spine 鈥 lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Wrist injuries鈥 carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder injuries 鈥 rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder injuries 鈥 tendonitis (can also occur in knees)
  • Knee injuries 鈥 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Knee injuries 鈥 posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Spine injuries 鈥 slipped disc

What are the most common examples of medical malpractice?

There are various circumstances that an orthopedic doctor can commit medical malpractice. The following instances are examples of physicians behaving negligently which resulted in their patient being injured or their condition worsening:

  • Ignoring patient鈥檚 complaints of back pain
  • Neglecting to diagnose or treat arthritis
  • Failure to properly treat fractures, broken bones, or sprains
  • Using defective materials in joint or hip replacement surgery
  • Failing to properly conduct hip or knee replacement surgery

Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim?

In order to start the process of filing your medical malpractice claim, you will first need to hire an understanding and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney who has experience handling cases just like yours. Your attorney will then have to work to prove that you were the orthopedic doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. Next, they will work to prove that the orthopedic doctor breached this duty of care which resulted in you sustaining damages. To cover these damages, your attorney will fight for compensation to cover past and future medical bills and lost wages. It is important that your attorney is aggressive throughout this process and is prepared to fight a legal team of experts that the doctor in question will likely hire to defend them. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will work to ensure that this doctor in question does not have the chance to commit such negligence to another patient.

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