What Happens When a Cast is Too Tight and Caused Damage? Oregon Orthopedic Medical Malpractice
Breaking a bone is painful. It can lead to a debilitating condition that could require surgery or a cast. Both instances are uncomfortable and can be painful for months. Specifically with a cast, a cast is meant to help stabilize the broken bone and keep the area of the fracture from moving. This could be for weeks or months. Sometimes the cast needs to be re-set. Having a cast on properly is important for many reasons, including to ensure that the bones are set properly and will heal properly. But it is also important to ensure that other damage does not occur. When a cast is too tight and caused damage, it could be due to orthopedic medical malpractice in Oregon.
An orthopedist a specialty of doctor who works on bodily structure systems such as bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other skeletal structures. An orthopedist is the type of doctor that a person goes to after a slip and fall, car accident, or sports injury. Many times an orthopedist may even be the first type of doctor a person sees after an accident or injury, unless the injuries were catastrophic and resulted in an emergency department visit. But individuals who are seriously hurt almost always see an orthopedist as a second doctor. This is because orthopedics is a very important part of medicine and a very common specialty.
What Happens when a Cast is Too Tight?
If a cast is too tight it could result in serious personal injury. This is because a tight case could cause pressure on the other structures under the cast. This means that nerves and blood vessels could be compressed for a long period of time. Individuals who have their nerves compressed for a long time could suffer from decreased sensation of nerves, extreme pain, pins and needles, burning sensation, decreased mobility below the cast, permanent nerve damage, and even result in ruptures when the nerve gets severed.
Individuals who have had their blood vessels compressed for a long time could suffer many similar types of injuries as nerve damage, including compressed blood vessels, decreased blood flow below the cast, coldness below the cast, circulation issues which could cause damage to parts of the body below the cast (i.e., fingers on an arm cast), blood clots, permanent damage to the blood vessels causing them to shrink, and other similar types of pressure.
Would a Cast Too Tight be Oregon Medical Malpractice?
Yes, if a cast is put on too tight and caused damage, it could have been due to Oregon medical malpractice or orthopedic medical malpractice. This means that victims may have suffered serious personal injuries due to the negligence of a healthcare provider. This also means that a healthcare provider could have prevented the harm done to the victim. Therefore, victims and their families should ask for help from our Portland lawyer.
Orthopedic Medical Malpractice in Oregon Can Happen With Casting, Call Us For Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
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