Our Michigan orthopedic surgeon malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Depending on their specialization, an orthopedic surgeon may also treat broken bones, sprains, and dislocations caused from sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and more.
There are many different types of orthopedic surgeons. Different surgeons have different specialties and an injured patient should go to the orthopedic surgeon that specializes or has had experience with your specific problem. The majority of people who do see orthopedic surgeons go there due to back pain. Up to two thirds of people will experience back pain during their lives and many times, they find great benefit from seeing an orthopedic surgeon as they can find the cause of the back pain and come up with a treatment plan to lessen or cure the pain.
However, there are occasions when patients suffer injuries due to orthopedic surgeon malpractice. Signs that an orthopedic surgery malpractice may have taken place include serious infections or inflammation around the areas where pins or prosthesis have been surgically placed, worsening condition and/or the need for additional surgeries. In these situations, the injured patient may have an orthopedic malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of Orthopedic Surgeon Malpractice
Common causes of orthopedic surgery malpractice lawsuits include the failure to:
- Diagnose and treat fractures, tears, and strains
- Properly perform shoulder surgery
- Properly perform hip surgery
- Properly perform back surgery
- Properly perform a discectomy and/or laminectomy
- Properly perform ankle surgery
- Properly perform knee surgery
- Diagnose and treat post-operative infections
- Properly set and cast a patient’s leg, arm, or ankle
- Properly align a patient’s leg, arm, or ankle
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Orthopedic Surgeon Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Orthopedic Surgeon Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against orthopedic surgeons. Patients injured or harmed due to medical mistakes by an orthopedic surgeon should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.