Orthopedic surgery involves invasive procedures, which require the utmost care and attention from the surgeon and staff. Orthopedists are required to provide care and treatment in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. Failure to do so is orthopedic medical malpractice.
Orthopedic malpractice can have serious effects, including nerve damage, spine and back damage, potentially fatal blood clots, hip or other joint problems, infection or sepsis, blood vessel damage, motor function loss, decreased mobility, paralysis and even death. Inappropriate care could also compromise future surgery.
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers has extensive experience handling orthopedic medical malpractice cases, including:
- Failure to diagnose fractures
- Improper treatment
- Improper placement of orthopedic hardware
- Misinterpretation of X-rays, CT scans and MRIs
- Improper setting of a broken bone
- Failure to recognize post-surgical problems
- Applying a cast too tightly
- Failure to appropriately monitor a patient
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano has handled many orthopedic medical malpractice cases. Our firm has access to highly qualified orthopedists from outside the area who will objectively review your case to determine if a physician failed to provide orthopedic care in accordance with generally accepted medical standards.
Contact Our Orthopedic Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one may have been injured due to orthopedic medical malpractice, call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. All consultations are free and you are never responsible for attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments.