Orthopaedic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the musculoskeletal system, which is the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. The specialty itself is vast and some orthopaedic surgeons will further specialise in areas such as the hands or feet. The more common injuries that an orthopaedic surgeon will treat include torn or ruptured ligaments, torn or ruptured tendons and spine or hip fractures. More longer term conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, chronic muscle or joint pain, non-cancerous tumours and weak bones are all conditions that an orthopaedic surgeon may be concerned with. They will usually also perform hip or knee replacement surgery.
Negligence with orthopaedic surgery is relatively common in Ireland and cases we have seen arise over the years have included the following:
- Delay in fracture diagnosis, which in turn causes complications
- Negligently performed hip, knee or elbow replacements
- Lack of informed consent
- Performing surgery on the wrong site
- Delaying diagnosis of developmental hip dysplasia, which in turn causes the child further complications
- Causing nerve injury during surgery
- Incorrect size of prosthesis, which in turn makes worse conditions such as chronic pain
Our orthopaedic surgery compensation claims solicitors
If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of below standard and negligently performed orthopaedic surgery then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.