Our medical negligence team has considerable experience in representing clients in orthopaedic negligence cases.
Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders.
They will often handle patients that have suffered bone fractures or who need joint replacement or ligament reconstruction surgery.
Orthopaedics Negligence Claims
Orthopaedics covers a huge range of personal injuries, from diagnosing a broken arm to performing a hip replacement operation. The main areas in which an orthopaedic surgeon will specialise include:
- the hand, shoulder and elbow surgery
- joint reconstruction
- paediatric orthopaedics
- foot and ankle surgery
- back and spine surgery
- musculoskeletal oncology
- surgical sports medicine
Although the majority of orthopaedic patients are treated successfully for orthopaedic health problems each year, errors can sometimes occur.
There are many medical errors and mistakes that can have serious consequences and result in a claim for orthopaedic negligence.
We have considerable expertise in orthopaedic cases covering a wide variety of medical errors and injuries. Our cases have involved:
- Delay in diagnosis of fracture
- Problems arising during hip, knee or elbow replacement
- Wrong site surgery
- Lack of consent to surgery
- Post-operative infection
- Delay in diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia/developmental hip dysplasia
- Equipment malfunction
- Nerve damage
- Incorrect size of prosthesis
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