"It's important to seek treatment quickly for your injuries."
What are Orthopaedic Injuries?
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on the injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. It allows you to move, work, and be active.
Who is affected by Orthopaedic Injuries?
Orthopaedic injuries can affect anyone of any age and can be caused by a variety of factors.
You may have suffered damage to one of your limbs as a result of an accident, whether this be as a driver or passenger of a vehicle, or as a result of something as simple as a fall. Orthopaedic fracture case study here
On the other hand, symptoms may be age related, leading to degenerative conditions such as arthritis.
Types of Orthopaedic Injuries
Orthopaedic injuries can come in all shapes and sizes and some examples of these are mentioned below:
How can medical or clinical negligence cause the worsening of Orthopaedic Injuries?
An individual can find themselves in the care of their General Practitioner or a Hospital with orthopaedic injuries for many reasons. However, the management of these injuries are extremely important as inaction or the wrong action can lead to the individual suffering further harm.
For example, if you have sustained a fracture to your arm but the GP or Hospital staff has failed to identify the fracture, then this can lead to a worsening of your condition, due to a failure to provide the correct treatment.
Similarly, if the Hospital did pick up on a fracture and operated on it, but a mistake was made during the surgery, or the wrong surgery was carried out causing further harm to you this would also be indicative of medical negligence.
It may also be that an individual requires a hip replacement, or other type of joint replacement, and this has been negligently performed. This again would fall under the umbrella of medical negligence.
What you can do?
When something goes wrong with your medical treatment it can be daunting and very stressful, but seeking treatment for your injuries as soon as possible after you believe there to have been negligence is very important.
In relation to your own recovery, you can seek a second opinion if you no longer have faith in your GP or the Hospital involved. With many orthopaedic injuries, if they are not treated correctly and promptly then this can lead to continuing pain and reduced mobility.
How can claiming for compensation help me?
Making a claim for compensation where you believe medical negligence to have taken place is never an easy decision. You will have placed your trust in the medical practitioners involved, and as such, your faith in the medical profession is likely to have been shaken.
By making a claim you can use any compensation that is successfully obtained in order to rehabilitate yourself and try to regain some sense of normality in your life. It may be the case that you require specialist equipment, such as mobility aids, or you could need to make alterations to your home. It may be that as a result of your injuries you are unable to work for a long period of time; therefore any compensation could assist your return to work, whether this is to your previous occupation or to something new that you may have to adapt to as a result of your injuries.
The goal is to allow you to get on with the rest of your life and make as full a recovery as possible.
Why choose NewLaw solicitors?
Our team of medical negligence solicitors are experts in bringing justice in cases of this nature and will help you understand the complex claims process involved. With years of experience and the ability to work with you sensitively, NewLaw’s medical negligence team is on hand and will be there for you every step of the way.
What can you do?
If you are distressed by surgery that has taken place, whether through the NHS or a private medical practitioner, contact one of our experienced members of staff to discuss your situation on 0333 003 1909
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