Improperly Treated Fractures Have Serious Long-Term Consequences
Broken bones are a relatively common injury. Medical professionals are expected to act quickly, carefully, and effectively in the event of any injury, especially one as common as a bone fracture. Our team representing clients throughout Utah can carefully analyze fractures that may have been improperly treated by a doctor or nurse. We can help determine whether injuries you suffered were the result of an improperly treated bone fracture, and help you to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Possible Complications Stemming from Fractures
Modern medical technology and techniques have made it much easier to diagnose and treat broken bones. They can be set, cast, and healed faster than ever before. Nonetheless, mistakes do happen, and the consequences can be severe. If a doctor neglects to diagnose a bone fracture, the patient may be sent home without surgery, castings or recommended physical restrictions (limitations for exercise, work, etc.). As the patient continues to put stress on the fracture, he or she could suffer:
- Joint damage
- Break additional bones
- Fall and hit their head
- Neurological problems
- Permanent disability
Many of these injuries can permanently affect your ability to work or participate in your favorite activities.
If you believe medical malpractice may be to blame an injury you or a loved one has suffered, you will need outstanding legal representation to help you collect damages.
How Medical Errors Can Contribute to Your Injury
If a patient breaks a vertebra in an accident or traumatic injury, and was subsequently cleared by a doctor and sent home, the smallest misstep on the part of the patient could cause partial or complete paralysis. Something as trivial as stepping off a curb, or a bump from someone on a crowded sidewalk, could cause the spine to shift, resulting in permanent damage.
Medical errors leading to bone fractures can include:
- A patient being dropped
- Misinterpreted X-rays
- Discharging a patient without a diagnosis
- Casting a fracture that was not properly set
When true recovery requires re-breaking bones that did not properly heal, malpractice may be to blame.
Our Legal Team Can Help You Collect Damages
If you believe medical malpractice may be to blame an injury you or a loved one has suffered, you will need outstanding legal representation to help you collect damages. We have an extensive team of specialists who work tirelessly to analyze your injury and medical records to determine whether a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or anesthesiologist may be responsible for injury, pain, or suffering you or a loved one have experienced.
Asking for our help comes at no cost to you. Our fees are not collected until the end of the case, when we have secured ample compensation for you and your family. Schedule a free legal consultation with our team.