Broken bones are a painful and disruptive injury, usually involving significant periods of time in a cast. The proper treatment involves realigning the fractured bone and then setting it in place with a splint or cast, allowing the broken parts of the bone to heal and rejoin together. Unfortunately, if a doctor or other medical professional fails to properly treat and secure the bones, a fracture sufferer may be highly susceptible to malunion of the affected bone or bones.
If your broken bone has not healed properly, it may be due to medical malpractice on the part of your physician and you could be entitled to pursue financial compensation through legal action. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the Cincinnati medical malpractice attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, by calling 513-321-7733 today.
Complications Resulting from Malunion
Despite the apparent simplicity of setting and splinting a fracture, mistakes are not uncommon. A malunion of a fracture can lead to the following health concerns which would otherwise be unlikely to occur:
- Infections in the bone
- Limited mobility
- Partial bone death and decay
- Shortening of the limb
Patients seek out medical attention with the assumption that the care they receive will be competent and complete. Negligence by a doctor betrays that trust and can result in added expenses for which the patient should never be forced to pay.
If you have suffered from a malunion of a fracture following medical treatment, the experienced and skilled Cincinnati personal injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation which you may be due. Contact us at 513-321-7733 to arrange for an initial consultation.