Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
- Mismanagement of orthopaedic injuries and surgery which can lead to compartment syndrome resulting in scarring, loss of sensation and function, foot drop, loss of tissue or muscle, or even amputation.
- Delay in diagnosis or failure to diagnose and treat fractures, leading to malunion or displacement of the fracture
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome, which can result in permanent disabilities including loss of power and sensation in the legs, foot drop, bowel or urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction
- Negligent management of other spinal injuries
- Failure to diagnose or promptly treat cartilage and tendon problems such as ruptured Achilles tendon
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of compartment syndrome
- Negligent management of shoulder injuries
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis
- Placement of inappropriate prosthesis or components inserted incorrectly during hip or knee joint surgery
- Leg length discrepancy following hip surgery
- Otherwise poorly managed hip, knee, elbow and other joint and ligament surgery
- Infection after orthopaedic surgery
- Nerve damage following orthopaedic surgery
- Failure to arrange x-rays or act upon the results of x-rays and misinterpretation of x-rays
- Failure to diagnose bone cancers and cancers of the joints and tissues.
Rheumatologists deal with investigating, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis. This includes conditions and disorders which affect the bones, joints muscles and soft tissues, also including autoimmune disorders, inflammation of the blood vessels, soft tissue conditions and spinal pain.
- Our specialist medical negligence solicitors deal with clinical negligence compensation claims involving rheumatological conditions, which may include:
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment
- Failure by rheumatologists to refer patients to specialist orthopaedic surgeons for surgery
- Failure to promptly diagnose and treat rheumatological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Failure to diagnose and treat septic arthritis
- Delay in diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia
- Failure to monitor medicines and side effects of medicines for rheumatological conditions
If you believe that you or a family member may have sustained injury as a result of medical/surgical negligence in the management of an orthopaedic or rheumatological condition, please contact our expert no win no fee medical negligence lawyers.