If you are someone who has a medical condition relating to your muscular or skeletal system, there is a very good chance you have made several trips to one or more orthopedic doctors/surgeons. Fortunately, New York City is home to some of the best doctors in the world. However, there are times where orthopedic doctors/surgeons can behave negligently, thereby worsening their patients’ conditions. If you are someone who believes you are a victim of orthopedic malpractice, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the medical malpractice claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What musculoskeletal injuries are most commonly mistreated?
There are many different kinds of musculoskeletal injuries, and unfortunately, many of them are misdiagnosed or mistreated, thereby amplifying their effects. Some of those injuries are as follows:
- Shoulder injuries – tendonitis (can also occur in knees)
- Spine injuries – slipped disc
- Deterioration of the spine – herniated disc
- Deterioration of the spine – lumbar spinal stenosis
- Knee injuries – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Knee injuries – posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- Wrist injuries– carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder injuries – rotator cuff injury
How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim?
As long as you can prove that you were directly harmed due to your doctor’s negligence, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim. Some of the most common forms of orthopedic doctor negligence can include ignoring patients’ complaints of pain, botching a knee/hip replacement surgery, failing to detect or treat arthritis, negligently treating broken bones/fractures, and using improper materials during surgery.
What do I need to do to win an NYC medical malpractice lawsuit?
Winning medical malpractice lawsuits is rarely easy, which is why you must ensure you retain the services of an experineced New York City personal injury attorney who can prove several things. First, your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were the doctor’s patient and that the doctor owed you a duty of care. From here, you must prove, through various forms of evidence, that the doctor diverted from the standard line of treatment, breaching his or her duty of care, and that you, therefore, were seriously injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result. Again, this is not always easy, which is why you must ensure you call our seasoned firm today. We are here to help.
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.