Experienced Washington D.C. and Baltimore Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Orthopedic Malpractice Victims Hold the negligent party accountable in medical malpractice caused you or a loved one harm in Maryland or Washington D.C.
Orthopedic care is a growing medical specialty, as patients of various ages seek to improve their mobility and quality of life. Unfortunately, this growth is not without its problems. Each year, numerous patients are injured while under the care of an orthopedic professional. Schochor and Staton, P.A. has spent more than 38 years fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims. If you have been injured while receiving orthopedic care, contact these attorneys for trustworthy assistance. With several professional medical malpractice attorney Maryland and from our offices in Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C., we serve a wide variety of medical malpractice clients.
What is orthopedic malpractice?
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on treating the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Numerous ailments are treated through orthopedic care, including:
- Bone fracture
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Joint dislocation
- Herniated disc
- Cartilage repair
Treatment often involves the provision of pain medication to make the symptoms of the condition more manageable, such as corticosteroid injections into the joint. If pain cannot be adequately managed, surgical options are commonly utilized. Joint replacements, and ligament reconstructions are some of the procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons. When these professionals fail to adequately perform their duties, injuries can result, and the court may determine that the physician is liable for orthopedic malpractice.