An orthopedic surgeon has the responsibility to treat a patient’s medical condition. Unfortunately, sometimes, orthopedic surgeons allow patients to be harmed when they’re negligent.

Has this happened to your or a loved one in Chester County, Pennsylvania? You may be eligible for financial compensation if so. Review your case with a Chester County orthopedic malpractice attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC for more information.

Common Forms of Orthopedic Malpractice in Chester County, PA

Orthopedic malpractice can take many forms. Many orthopedic malpractice cases involve failure to properly interpret diagnostic tests and failure to correctly perform surgery. Other types of orthopedic malpractice include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Failure to order diagnostic tests
  • Incorrectly setting a bone
  • Performing surgery on the wrong body part or in the wrong location
  • Not monitoring a patient for signs of inadequate healing after orthopedic surgery
  • Causing infection during surgery or not recognizing the signs of infection after surgery
  • Leaving foreign objects inside of a patient after surgery
  • Incorrectly placing a new orthopedic device
  • Failure to adequately treat post-surgery inflammation
  • Causing nerve damage during surgery

This isn’t an exhaustive list. If you’re not sure whether you’ve been the victim or orthopedic malpractice, review your case with a legal professional who has experience in these matters. The experts at our Chester County orthopedic malpractice law firm will explain whether you have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Seeking Compensation for Orthopedic Malpractice

You can file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit in Pennsylvania if you can establish the following:

  • You were a doctor’s patient, and were thus owed a certain duty of care
  • An orthopedic surgeon breached their duty by providing treatment that fell short of a reasonable standard of care
  • You were injured due to said breach
  • You sustained damages for which you may be compensated

You could seek compensation for a variety of losses/damages when filing a medical malpractice claim. They include medical bills, lost wages, and certain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

How a Chester County Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Building a medical malpractice case is a complex task. Because doctors have difficult jobs, it may be challenging to prove that a doctor’s negligence represents a breach of a recognized standard of care.

This isn’t meant to discourage you from pursuing the compensation you may be owed. It’s meant to encourage you to enlist the help of a lawyer. A Chester County orthopedic malpractice attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC can assist you by:

  • Conducting an investigation to gather evidence of unreasonable negligence
  • Putting together a claim that accounts for all your compensable losses
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement with the insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit to pursue damages in court if the insurance company won’t offer an appropriate settlement

If you’ve been a victim of orthopedic malpractice, right now, you should focus on your recovery. A qualified Chester County orthopedic malpractice lawyer at the Weitz Firm, LLC will focus on securing the compensation you deserve. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240.

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