Many people undergo knee, shoulder or hip replacements at Oregon medical facilities. While they might be concerned about whether or not the replacement joint will work, they often do not expect the surgery itself to cause them harm. If you have had a total joint replacement that left you in a worse condition than what you were in before, it is possible that it might be the result of medical malpractice.
Determining whether or not medical malpractice was the cause of your injuries can be difficult. In some cases, people may suffer from unpredictable conditions resulting from such things as allergic reactions. Other injuries simply shouldn't have occurred, but did. It is possible that your doctor didn't warn you of what could happen. In some cases, a doctor might have recommended a surgery that was unnecessary altogether.
In order to figure out whether or not medical malpractice happened in your case, you will need to find the answers to several questions. You'll have to figure out exactly what happened and why it happened in order to determine whether or not you have a case. Finding the answers to some of these questions may require you to get the opinions of medical experts.
Our attorney has more than 35 years of experience in helping his clients who have been harmed because of medical negligence. He often retains experts who are able to help determine whether or not medical malpractice occurred. He is then able to use their reports and testimony as evidence in his clients' medical malpractice cases. If you have questions about your joint replacement surgery and resulting injuries, you might want to review our orthopedic malpractice page.