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What Is Orthopedic Malpractice?

Orthopedic malpractice refers to negligence or substandard care provided by orthopedic surgeons or medical professionals specializing in the musculoskeletal system. When orthopedic care falls below accepted medical standards, resulting in patient harm, it can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. 

Common Types of Orthopedic Malpractice

An orthopedic is a medical professional specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of disorders, injuries, and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Orthopedic surgeons often perform surgical procedures to correct issues like fractures, joint problems, and spinal disorders.

Orthopedic malpractice can take various forms, often involving the following:

Causes of Orthopedic Malpractice

Several factors contribute to orthopedic malpractice, often involving:

How to Prove an Orthopedic Malpractice Case

Successfully pursuing a legal claim for orthopedic malpractice involves proving the following elements:

Patients who suspect they have been victims of orthopedic malpractice should seek legal counsel from an experienced White Plains medical malpractice lawyer. They can help you explore your options for seeking compensation and justice to hold negligent parties accountable and obtain the support needed to recover and rebuild your life.