Orthopedic Malpractice

Like any other type of doctor, orthopedic surgeons are vulnerable to claims of medical malpractice.

The mere fact that an orthopedic surgery is not successful is not enough to establish a claim for orthopedic malpractice. Even if the surgeon makes a mistake, that mistake alone may not be enough to make a strong claim for orthopedic malpractice.

Instead, successful malpractice lawsuits against orthopedic surgeons must be able to prove that:

  1. The orthopedic surgeon departed from the accepted standard of action or care used by other orthopedic surgeons in similar situations
  2. The surgeon's negligence caused unnecessary injury to the patient
  3. The unnecessary injury was significant - either in terms of duration or severity

If you believe you may have suffered injury as a result of orthopedic malpractice, it is important to seek legal advice as early as possible.

A Professional Medical Malpractice Law Firm

For more than 25 years, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has built a strong legal practice devoted to protecting the rights of people injured as a result of medical malpractice. With more than 150 years' combined experience, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of people who have suffered unnecessary injury at the hands of orthopedic surgeons and other health care professionals.

Some of the types of possible orthopedic malpractice that our attorneys are qualified to handle include:

  • Failure to properly set broken bones, or to obtain proper alignment of a fracture
  • Surgical errors causing nerve damage
  • Surgery at the wrong level of the spine
  • Errors during repairs of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Errors during hip or knee replacement surgery

Early Legal Intervention Is Important in Medical Malpractice Cases

Because medical malpractice cases - including orthopedic malpractice cases - are complex and time-consuming, it is important to seek early legal advice from knowledgeable attorneys. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we offer a free initial consultation and medical records review. After the records review, we will provide a thorough assessment of whether we believe you have a valid claim for orthopedic malpractice.

If the case moves forward, we will work with medical and financial experts to build a complete picture of your injuries and your financial losses, and make settlement demands to the responsible parties. We will continue to advocate on your behalf for reasonable and fair compensation, either via settlement, mediation, arbitration or a jury trial.

Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., today. Call 866-689-1248 or send us an e-mail .