Common orthopaedic and tendon negligence claims
Orthopaedic and tendon negligence claims include:
- Infection of the bone (osteomyelitis)
- Incorrect placing of pins or plates
- Incorrectly placed ligament grafts
- Failure to notice damaged tendons
Orthopaedic treatment, if mismanaged, can result in serious disabilities such as amputations. If a second operation is needed, this increases the period that you are incapacitated and in pain, and can make a successful result less likely.
Many patients have problems after fractures or joint replacements. We appreciate that these patients can be in terrible pain and may well be facing amputations.
A simple cut, if deep enough to cause muscle or tendon damage, can lead to serious disability if it is not recognised and treated appropriately.
If this is recognised at the time the repair can be straightforward; delay and the patients face a lengthy treatment period that is often painful.
These types of injury can cause large amounts of problems with regards to work especially if a patient’s dominant hand has been damaged.