Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice Lawyers in Florida
Injured During a Botched Surgery? We Can Help!
If you believe that you have suffered unnecessary consequences from orthopedic surgery, it is important to determine whether or not the attending surgeon and/or medical staff could have done anything to prevent it. While some actions could be blatantly negligent (i.e. operating on the wrong part of the body), others could be more subtle. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you discuss the circumstances of your injury with a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer from The Florida Law Group. In doing so, you may be able to more accurately determine whether or not you are entitled to damages.
What is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is most commonly used to remedy certain conditions that have affected the musculoskeletal system including:
- Sport-related injuries
- Benign and malignant tumors
- Degenerative diseases
- Congenital disorders
While doctors can use both surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat these conditions, all procedures must be handled with the utmost level of care. Since most orthopedic surgeries are invasive, patients may already be at an increased risk of complications. That being said, it is the surgeon and medical staff’s responsibility to ensure that they provide nothing less than a standard level of care. Should they fail to do so, they could cause irreparable damage, subsequently leading to extended medical treatment, unnecessary costs, and emotional suffering.
Factors that Could Indicate Surgical Negligence
Some of the most common indications that negligence played a part in your injury include:
- Failure to diagnose nerve infringement
- Failure to diagnose bone fractures
- Misinterpretation of test results (X-ray, CT scan or MRI)
- Leaving surgical equipment in the body
- Failure to provide proper post-surgical care
- Improper placement of orthopedic hardware
- Setting a broken bone improperly
Retain the Help of the Florida Law Group Today
Interested in seeking damages for the unnecessary pain and suffering that you have endured? If so, you should not hesitate to retain the help of our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys. Whether your doctor failed to provide an accurate diagnosis before you underwent surgery or your surgeon conducted the operation on the wrong side of your body, our firm will work diligently to ensure that you are fairly compensated. Not only will we fight for the reimbursement of your medical expenses, but we will bring suit against the responsible party for the non-economic losses that you have suffered, including pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm as soon as possible.