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Injuries from Orthopedic Malpractice

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Orthopedic medicine is the specialty that deals with disease or injury to the bones and joints. When we see a doctor or specialist for a serious health problem, like a bone or joint disease, we assume that they are well-qualified to offer a prompt, and proper, diagnosis. We also assume that we can trust an orthopedic surgeon to fix whatever ailments we face.

Sadly, this is not always the case. Any number of things can go wrong when a healthcare professional fails to provide a reasonable level of care – and it is always the patient who suffers the consequences. If you were injured by orthopedic malpractice, we encourage you to contact a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation.

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Common Mistakes Made By Orthopedists

People who have fractures are at an increased risk of developing a potentially deadly complication known as pulmonary embolism. This is when a blood clot develops and blocks blood flow between the heart and the lungs. There are medications and precautions that can prevent this occurrence, and orthopedists are supposed to know, and account for, this.

Other common issues in orthopedic medicine include:

  • Failure to diagnose fractures
  • Improper treatment of bone fractures
  • Failing to recognize post-surgical problems
  • Delaying the diagnosis of an injury or disease
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Problems during joint replacement

If your orthopedist failed to properly treat your injury, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit to recover compensation. With the help of a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney at our firm, you can seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call us now for more information.

Injured During an Orthopedic Operation?

Orthopedic operations are just that – operations. All risks of negligence during an operative procedure come into play, making it all the more important for surgeons to operate with a high level of care and consideration for the patients who are going under the knife.

Some of the things that can, and do, go wrong include:

If you suspect that you were injured due to the negligence of an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon in South Florida, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Kelley/Uustal today. We can work together to recover the compensation you need and deserve at this time.

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