Orthopedic & Neurological Injuries
Orthopedic injuries typically have an immediate impact on a person’s ability to function in everyday life. Walking, driving, sleeping and other activities can be difficult and painful. If you or a loved one is suffering from a neurological or orthopedic injury, it is important to hire an attorney with significant knowledge of and experience with these types of personal injury cases. Ryan Springer has many years of experience representing injury victims who have suffered orthopedic or neurological harm.
Orthopedic surgeons can cause devastating damage when they make mistakes during surgical procedures, particularly those involving the spine or legs. Substandard joint replacement procedures—especially hip and knee replacements—can limit mobility and drastically affect a patient’s lifestyle following surgery. Even seemingly minor medical errors can have serious consequences, such as paralysis, uneven limbs, chronic pain, and sometimes even death. Like all medical negligence cases, those involving orthopedic errors are highly complex in nature and replete with opportunities for negligent parties to avoid taking responsibility. Ryan works diligently to discover the important facts, retain top-notch expert witnesses, and methodically prepare orthopedic error cases for trial in a way that maximizes the opportunity for a verdict that provides justice.
Orthopedic surgeons perform various aspects of surgical and non-surgical care, including diagnosis of problems with bones and muscles and treatment of those problems through therapy, medication, and surgery. When an orthopedic surgeon chooses not to order a necessary test (such as an CT scan or x-ray), or fails to properly treat a fracture or other condition, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice. The most common orthopedic errors include:
- failure to diagnose fractures;
- failure to properly follow an injury;
- improper casting;
- injury to nerves (during surgery);
- injury to the vascular system (during surgery); and
- wrong site surgery.
If you, your child, or a loved one have suffered as a result of an orthopedic error, we can obtain the necessary medical records and have an expert physician review the file free of charge to determine whether a doctor or other healthcare provider was negligent. Contact Ryan for a free, no obligation consultation today.