Orthopedic malpractice often takes place during surgery but it can also happen before or after the procedure. If you have suffered an injury and you believe it was caused by an orthopedic surgeon’s negligence, our experienced Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys can help. At Arfaa Law Group, we are dedicated to helping you obtain compensation for the hardships you and your family may have suffered.
Sharrif Floyd, a former football player for the Minnesota Vikings, filed a $180 million malpractice claim against his former orthopedic surgeon, the orthopedic surgery center and others involved in his treatment. According to the complaint, Floyd went in for what he was told would be a routine operation that would be require three to four weeks of recovery. However, once the surgeon began to operate, he determined that Floyd needed microfracture surgery that required them to drill into the bone, which purportedly led to bleeding and necessitated a post-operation pain blocker. The pain-block allegedly impacted the procedure and paralyzed a nerve and the surrounding muscle in the right leg. Ultimately, the surgery ended Floyd’s football career.
Orthopedic surgeons diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients who are experiencing disease or injury of the musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves, permits a person to move, work and be active. When an orthopedic surgeon’s make a mistake, they can exacerbate existing medical conditions and even create new problems for patients. If this has happened to you or someone close to you, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice.
As with all medical professionals, orthopedic surgeons are expected to provide a reasonable level of care and conduct themselves in the manner that other prudent surgeons would have when faced with a similar situation. A deviation from this level of care that results in injury to the patient can give rise to a medical malpractice claim. In short, orthopedic malpractice occurs when an orthopedic surgeon causes injury by providing substandard care. Essentially, in the aforementioned case, Floyd claims that medical professionals negligently administered a pain blocker that led to the muscle and nerve damage, which is why he is suing for malpractice.
Damages in Medical Malpractice
The amount of damages that a victim of medical malpractice will be able to recover will depend on a number of factors. The damages amount being sought in Floyd’s case comes from the projected earnings over the course of a career based on the highest earning potential of the best contemporary NFL players at his level. If you have been injured by an orthopedic surgeon’s negligence, you may be able to recover a variety of damages including medical expenses, future medical expenses, rehabilitation cost, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and disability, as well as compensation for any other losses stemming from the malpractice.
Skilled Maryland Orthopedic Malpractice Attorneys
If you believe that you were injured by the negligence of an orthopedic surgeon, you need to speak to a reputable and hard-working Baltimore orthopedic malpractice attorney who can help advise you of your rights. At Arfaa Law Group, we have the knowledge and resources to investigate your claims and identify any errors that took place in your treatment. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. For more information, please call us today at 410-889-1850 or contact us online
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