David A. Axelrod & Associates has handled all types of orthopedic cases including total hip arthroplasty cases, hip resurfacing cases, total knee arthroplasty cases, and cases involving surgical complications that arise during or after arthroplasty.
When orthopedic surgeons and health care providers fail to render appropriate medical care, serious injuries may result. These injuries can include permanent damage to the affected joint or limb, and/or neurologic injuries. David A. Axelrod & Associates fights for patients who have endured injuries due to orthopedic medical malpractice.
In some instances, the error occurs during the surgery. For example, a prosthetic device may be improperly implanted, the wrong prosthetic may have been used, or an injury may occur to surrounding organs, tissues, or nerves. Any one of these injuries may be the result of surgeon error.
Additionally, a surgeon’s care and treatment of a patient does not end when the surgery is completed. The surgeon has an ongoing obligation to make sure that there are no complications or injuries that become evident in the post-operative period. For example, an artery may have been nicked during the procedure, but it is not until following the procedure that it becomes evident that there is bleeding to the area that may be building up and causing increased pressure in a confined space that can put pressure on a nerve and cause permanent nerve damage. Failing to diagnose the bleed could also be surgeon error.