Every surgery comes with the risk of something possibly going wrong. We take those risks into consideration, go through with the operation, and hope the procedure is successful. When this is the case, we continue on with our lives as if nothing happened. While this is the ideal case scenario, it isn’t always what happened while being operated on. While some surgical complications, which are addressed by the medical staff and reviewed with the patient prior to surgery are completely unavoidable, others may arise due to negligence on the part of the surgeon or the surgical staff working at the time of the incident. Medical errors of this sort often lead to serious injury and occasional death in patients across the state of Florida each year. With more than 20 years of experience on our side, the Catania & Catania Law Office in Tampa, Florida, is committed to getting maximum compensation for people who are harmed as a result of orthopedic medical errors.
There are many forms of orthopedic medical malpractice that can occur. Some prominent examples include surgery on the wrong body part, loss of mobility after an operation, improperly placed screws and plates, and negligent treatment of a bone fracture. Each of these acts can result in long term damage to the victim in a wide variety of manners throughout their life. One of the most common complaints brought against orthopedists involve the treatment of femur fractures. When someone fracture their hip, it’s important that the doctor properly diagnose and treat the fracture accordingly. Negligence involving hip surgery includes reading an x-ray improperly, failure to realign the bones correctly, or disregarding patient complaints relating to pain and inflammation. A bone fracture treated negligently usually requires additional correctional surgery, which may have reduced odds of success. This also increases medical costs, and pain involved with the surgery. You can be confident that our Tampa orthopedic lawyers are willing to step up to the plate to get you maximum compensation in your medical malpractice case.
Medical malpractice cases involving orthopedic negligence can often be complicated. Our lawyers cannot simply go into the courtroom, and say that someone has been wronged. We have to prove it, and in order to do so, we will work with recognized medical experts on your case. Our Tampa attorneys do the research to put together a strong case, and then take that case to the opposition. We will ask them for compensation regarding injuries related to your claim, and If they fail to provide it, we will take them to court. At Catania & Catania, we do everything in our power to award victims the compensation they need to continue on with their life. To discuss your case with an experienced Tampa lawyer call us today at 1-800-253-5523.