Orthopedic Malpractice in Minnesota: Minneapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Know the Signs of Orthopedic Malpractice in Minnesota


Most people have treated with an orthopedist at one point in his or her life.  In fact, outside of family practitioners or primary care physicians, an orthopedist is one of the most common doctors that a person may see.  This is because orthopedists specialize in treating injuries, conditions, or disabilities involving the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons which form a skeleton group to help us move or keep structure.  People generally see orthopedists for broken bones, back injuries, or severely pulled muscles.


While most times an orthopedist will do a good job in treating a patient, unfortunately sometimes an orthopedist may make mistakes or errors which result in serious pain and suffering for a victim, or even death.  If you or a loved one had a bad result with an orthopedist, contact Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation to see if you have a Minnesota medical malpractice claim.  Call by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn more how to stop medical injustice and protect your rights.


Common Signs of Orthopedic Malpractice in St. Paul, Minnesota


Since orthopedists handle patients who have injuries to muscles, bones, or other connective tissue like tendons or ligaments, most medical errors occur in either the assessment phase or treatment phase of patient care.  Meaning that an orthopedist is more likely to either misdiagnose your condition or make a surgical error than to prescribe the wrong medication or delay in treating you.


Some common signs and types of orthopedic malpractice include the following:


  • Surgical errors;
  • Failure to diagnosis a fracture
  • Improperly reading imaging studies;
  • Putting a cast on too tight;
  • Mishandling an injured patient during examination;
  • Failing to timely operate on a tendon injury (must be within 8 to 14 days, sometimes shorter and rarely longer);
  • Improperly performing injections;
  • Negligently performing in-office procedures like draining an injury;
  • Delaying emergency surgery for serious injuries like compound fractures;
  • Using the wrong hardware for seriously broken bones;
  • Causing infections;
  • Failing to refer patients to specialists or physical therapists;
  • Causing a patient’s wrongful death; and
  • Many other common causes of medical malpractice.


Injuries caused by orthopedic malpractice can permanently disable an individual, especially injuries to young children to wrists, hands, legs, knees, feet, or other areas new growth plates.  Medical malpractice to a child in one of those areas or other areas could cause a lifetime of pain and suffering even before a child has a fair chance at an injury-free life.


Orthopedic Medical Malpractice in Minneapolis, Minnesota Can Result in Serious Pain and Suffering


If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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