Physicians who specialize in orthopedic medicine treat the musculoskeletal system, which includes a person’s bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Advances in orthopedic medicine have improved the quality of life for untold numbers of patients and have made injuries that were once untreatable much less serious matters. Unfortunately, when orthopedists and other medical professionals that work in this area of medicine engage in medical malpractice, the consequences can be substantial. For this reason, anyone who believes that he or she has been affected by orthopedic medical malpractice should call an experienced Clearwater orthopedic medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Whether medical malpractice has occurred in a particular case is a complicated legal question that often requires legal analysis to answer. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to conduct himself or herself in accordance with the relevant standard of care, which is defined by Florida law as that “level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
In many cases, establishing that a medical professional’s conduct fell below the standard of care becomes a “battle of the experts,” as it is often possible for reasonable physicians and other medical professionals who exercise independent judgment to disagree about the correct course of action in a given situation. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who has been affected by orthopedic medical malpractice to call an attorney immediately.
Orthopedic medical malpractice can take a variety of forms. Some of the more common include the following:
These and other forms of malpractice have the potential to leave victims with significant economic and non-economic losses including lost income, additional medical bills, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.
Because orthopedic malpractice cases can involve technical medical evidence and analysis, it is imperative that you have an attorney handling your case who understands how to gather and present the evidence needed to support your claims. Clearwater orthopedic malpractice attorney Paul B. Genet has a unique background that allows him to provide the highest quality of representation in this type of case. Due to experience as the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the company Active Orthopedics, LLC, Paul Genet has unique insight into the world of orthopedic surgery and treatment, which can help him to recognize and prove instances of medical malpractice. If you believe that you suffered injury due to the negligence of an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, do not hesitate to call our office at 727-510-8802 for a free consultation today.
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