orthopedic malpractice

Hold the negligent party accountable in medical malpractice caused you or a loved one harm in Maryland or Washington D.C.

Orthopedic care is a growing medical specialty, as patients of various ages seek to improve their mobility and quality of life. Unfortunately, this growth is not without its problems. Each year, numerous patients are injured while under the care of an orthopedic professional. Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. has spent more than 30 years fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims. If you have been injured while receiving orthopedic care, contact these attorneys for trustworthy assistance. From our offices in Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C., we serve a wide variety of medical malpractice clients.

What is orthopedic malpractice?

>Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on treating the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Numerous ailments are treated through orthopedic care, including:

  • Bone fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Joint dislocation
  • Herniated disc
  • Cartilage repair

Treatment often involves the provision of pain medication to make the symptoms of the condition more manageable, such as corticosteroid injections into the joint. If pain cannot be adequately managed, surgical options are commonly utilized. Joint replacements, and ligament reconstructions are some of the procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons. When these professionals fail to adequately perform their duties, injuries can result, and the court may determine that the physician is liable for orthopedic malpractice.

Orthopedic malpractice attorneys serving Washington D.C., Baltimore, and across Maryland

There are numerous opportunities for error within this medical specialty. Orthopedic care often involves a team of medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, and physical therapists. A mistake or poor judgment by any of these players can result in serious injury to a patient. Some of the most frequent orthopedic errors include:

  • Failure to accurately diagnose orthopedic conditions
  • Surgical errors during hip, knee, or other joint replacement procedures
  • Improper reading of x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs
  • Lower back treatment errors
  • Failure to diagnose and treat blood clots related to surgery
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels
  • Injuries during physical therapy

When these injuries occur, the resulting financial and emotional costs can prove devastating to an individual, as well as families. The assistance of a knowledgeable law firm is essential to securing adequate compensation for your injuries.

Consult with an experienced orthopedic malpractice attorney about your case

Victims of orthopedic malpractice should contact the law office of Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. for a reliable consultation about their case. With offices in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, these attorneys have spent more than 30 years fighting to secure compensation for malpractice victims, and their commitment to justice has resulted in numerous awards and professional accolades. Put this knowledge and experience to work in your case. Contact the office at 410-234-1000 for a consultation.