Orthopedic surgeons repair damage to patients’ bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures. Every surgery has risks, but the risks posed to patients who undergo orthopedic surgery are unique.
When surgeons make mistakes that cause patients significant harm, the attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, hold the health care providers responsible.
Malpractice Related to Orthopedic Implants
Often orthopedic surgery involves placement of implantable devices and tissue.
- Metal pins and plates can help repair broken bones. Sometimes orthopedic surgeons fail to properly place the implants or fail to insert all the screws required to hold it in place.
- Hip or knee replacement surgery can return patients to full mobility when a joint is beyond repair. Some patients are injured by defective surgical implants. Orthopedic surgery malpractice can result in loss of mobility, one leg being shorter than the other, or other mistakes.
- Musculoskeletal allografts, including bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments from cadavers, can be implanted into orthopedic patients to replace damaged tissue. If these implants are contaminated, they can cause life-threatening injuries and fatalities.
Other Forms of Orthopedic Malpractice
Orthopedic malpractice may involve a post-operative infection, compartment syndrome, or an anesthesia error or medication error. The surgeon may perform the wrong surgery or perform the correct surgery on the wrong site, perform the surgery poorly, or fail to refer a patient to another specialist who is better qualified to treat a patient, such as a neurologist or another orthopedic specialist.
If your orthopedic surgery made your condition worse instead of better or if you experienced an unexpected result, you may have suffered medical malpractice.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, have achieved significant results for patients injured by orthopedic malpractice. Whether you are the victim of a bad hip replacement or suffered nerve damage or paralysis after spinal surgery or some other orthopedic problem, please contact us to discuss your case. Our lawyers have decades of experience and a long record of success in medical malpractice claims, including those involving orthopedic malpractice.
To arrange a free initial consultation about your case, please contact Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.