Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice

Washington DC Surgical Error Attorneys


If you suffered injury or lost a loved one due to a surgical error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Setting right a wrong of this magnitude may seem impossible. While there is no way to go back and prevent your injury or loss from occurring in the first place, a Washington DC surgical malpractice lawyer at Fay Law Group can help you seek answers, accountability, and justice.

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Health Complications Caused by Orthopedic Malpractice

When performed correctly, orthopedic surgery can grant people mobility and alleviate pain. Oppositely, when done incorrectly, orthopedic can trigger debilitations, excruciating pain, and life-threatening health complications.

Severe consequences caused by orthopedic malpractice may include:

  • Infections following joint replacement: There are few surgeries more intricate and high-risk than a joint replacement surgery. If the operation site is not sterilized before or after the surgery, then a severe septic infection can occur. The orthopedic implant used in the surgery itself may also be contaminated and cause infection. Any infections following joint replacement surgery are extremely dangerous and must be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
  • Nerve injury from extremity orthopedic surgery: Any sort of surgery to the hands or feet is known as extremity orthopedic surgery. Although, it often refers solely to hand surgery. Due to the intricate nature of the human hand, a single mistake can strike one of numerous nerves, causing permanent nerve damage and extremity paralysis to some degree.
  • Spinal cord injury from spinal surgery: Orthopedic surgeons are also tasked with performing or assisting with surgeries on the spinal cord. As with the hands, the slightest orthopedic malpractice could cause paralysis and other serious health complications.
  • Amputation related to vascular injury or infection: One of the worst consequences of orthopedic surgery malpractice is amputation. If an infection or vascular injury is extensive, or if it occurs in a critical location, the attached limb may suffer blood loss and necrosis, requiring amputation to prevent harm from spreading further.

We Have Won Millions of Dollars for Past Clients

If any type of orthopedic surgery has hurt you or a family member, get the help of Fay Law Group as soon as possible. We can act as your legal champions from the start of your claim to the end. Our Washington DC orthopedic surgery malpractice attorneys are known for fighting for each penny of compensation our clients deserve to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lasting trauma, and much more. Not to mention that we may be able to protect other patients from being hurt in a similar way by bringing a doctor’s inexcusable mistakes to light.

Learn more about your rights after a medical malpractice incident by calling our firm at (202) 589-1300 today.

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