SURGICAL & ORTHOPEDIC
Orthopedics or orthopedic surgery relates to a person’s musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves).
Orthopedic surgeons treat a wide range of personal injuries and conditions including: musculoskeletal trauma, spinal diseases, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, athletic injuries and congenital disorders. Treatment could be as simple as diagnosing a bone fracture, to performing knee reconstruction or hip replacement surgery.
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What is Orthopedic Surgeon Malpractice?
Orthopedic surgery comes with many risks and relies heavily on the surgeon to meet the standard of care and perform to the best of their ability. Surgeons who fail to meet the standard of care and cause harm to a patient can – and should – be held accountable for their actions.
Examples of orthopedic surgeon malpractice include: an incorrect, missed or delayed diagnosis; improper treatment of an injury; misinterpretation of X-rays, CT scans or other test results; incorrectly setting a broken bone; operating on an incorrect body part; or leaving surgical tools inside the patient.
Understandably, patients who have put their faith and wellbeing in the hands of medical professionals often experience temporary or permanent physical, emotional and psychological suffering as a result of medical malpractice.
How Can a Medical Attorney Help With Orthopedic Negligence Claims?
If you believe an injury was caused by your orthopedic surgeon’s negligence, you may have legal recourse. However, it’s important to choose a medical attorney or lawyer who has extensive experience in medical cases to represent you.
Insurance companies will battle hard to discredit an orthopedic negligence claim, or may push to settle for an insufficient amount. This can be hugely disappointing for an individual whose future depends on receiving fair compensation for their pain, suffering and stress.
Vancouver-based Brain & Injury Law’s (Webster & Associates) orthopedic surgery malpractice lawyers have represented hundreds of patients who have suffered as a result of orthopedic surgeon malpractice. It is through decades of trial experience and successes that our medical lawyers are able to obtain significant settlements for clients. Unlike non-specialized lawyers, we know the intricacies of medical malpractice and can confidently represent you. Contact us to find out if you have a valid claim.