If you suffered bone fractures because of negligent medical treatment, you may qualify for compensation for your injuries and related financial losses. A Massachusetts broken bones lawyer with GED Lawyers can help you pursue your damages with a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Since 1995, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers have helped clients stand up for their rights and secure the financial recovery they deserve. If you or your loved one sustained harm because of a physician’s or medical facility’s errors or wrongdoing, we can fight for you.
Our Attorneys Can Seek Compensation for Broken Bones Caused by Medical Error
Broken bones can require extensive medical treatment and a lengthy recovery. You may need a cast, mobility aids, surgery, or even painful rehabilitative procedures. All this may leave you with expensive medical bills, time away from work, and other financial losses. Additionally, fractures can be painful, affect your mobility, and severely interfere with your day-to-day life.
If a medical error caused your broken bones (or your fractures healed incorrectly due to negligent treatment), our Massachusetts lawyers can help you recover compensation. In general, we can pursue:
Economic damages are your concrete, calculable financial losses, including your medical expenses and lost income. In general, we can recover the cost of:
- Bills associated with your malpractice injury
- Current and future treatment to repair your broken bones
- Wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages, benefits, and earnings
- Lost future earning capacity
Our lawyers can calculate the value of your potential economic compensation using bills, receipts, wage records, and proof of other out-of-pocket expenses. We can also consult with economists and vocational experts about how your injuries affect your ability to work now and in the future.
Noneconomic damages compensate you for the physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering caused by your injury. We can pursue noneconomic awards for:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of mobility
- Chronic pain
- Quality-of-life reductions
You cannot measure the toll your broken bone injuries take by receipts and bills alone. However, you can help your medical malpractice claim by keeping a journal of your pain levels and mental and emotional state. Our attorneys can also consult with doctors and mental health professionals about the impact of your injury on your life and overall well-being. These will help us assign a monetary value to your subjective losses.
Note that Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 231 § 60H limits recoverable noneconomic compensation in medical malpractice cases to $500,000. Our lawyers will pursue appropriate pain and suffering damages on your behalf.
If complications from a broken bone resulted in your loved one’s passing, we can assist their personal representative (executor) with filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Massachusetts on behalf of the deceased’s estate and beneficiaries. Compensation may include your loved one’s medical bills, lost income, funeral and burial expenses, and pain and suffering. Survivors may also receive awards for the loss of their loved one’s protection, services, companionship, and counsel.
How Can Medical Malpractice Result in Broken Bones?
Negligent medical treatment can cause patient injuries, including broken bones. According to the Cleveland Clinic, medical errors that occur when treating fractures may lead to additional harm, including infections and permanent deformities.
You may have grounds for a medical malpractice case related to your broken bones if they resulted from (or were worsened by):
- Negligent emergency transportation or treatment
- Surgical errors
- A medication error or adverse drug event (ADE)
- An allergic reaction
- An anesthesia error
- A fall or accident while in a clinical setting or medical facility
- Negligent or abusive medical care (including nursing home abuse and neglect)
- Failure to diagnose or treat a fracture
- An improperly set bone
- A defective medical device (such as a screw or pin used to set bones)
- A bone infection or wound infection
- Lack of patient supervision or premature patient discharge
We Can Build a Case Proving Medical Negligence
Establishing that medical malpractice caused your broken bones requires proof that your doctor failed to treat you according to accepted medical standards, thus breaching their professional duty of care. Our Massachusetts broken bones lawyers can build your case using:
- Medical records
- Eyewitness accounts regarding your treatment
- Medical and scientific research
- Testimony from subject matter experts
- Doctor and nurses’ notes
- Medication records
We Can Pursue Your Case Before Time Runs Out
Do not wait too long to pursue your broken bones case. According to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260 § 4, you generally have three years from when your injury occurred to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, some circumstances can extend this deadline.
Our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers can tell you more about how the statute of limitations can affect your case and help you get started before your window of time expires. Our attorneys can also help with every other aspect of your claim or lawsuit, including:
- Preparing and filing case paperwork
- Identifying and calculating your damages
- Obtaining evidence and hiring experts
- Handling phone calls, emails, and meetings with insurance agents or opposing lawyers
- Negotiating for the most advantageous possible settlement
- Providing you with frequent and timely case updates
- Representing you at trial if necessary
We Can Take Your Case On Contingency
We understand that pursuing a medical malpractice case can seem overwhelming, especially while coping with your injuries. Let GED Lawyers handle your broken bone case so you can turn your time and energy toward your recovery or caring for your hurt family member.
We strive to make seeking awards as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients. We serve injury victims by offering representation on a contingency-fee basis. Instead of charging upfront or out-of-pocket, our fees come from a percentage of your successful settlement or verdict. You only pay for our services after we win your case.
Contact GED Lawyers to Get Started on Your Case Today
GED Lawyers is available 24/7 to help you down the road to financial recovery. Contact us today to take advantage of a free consultation and connect with a Massachusetts broken bones lawyer near you.