Many surgeries are performed by arthroscopy — a technique that requires exceptional coordination and precision. A doctor who is ill-trained or careless has the potential to make devastating mistakes when performing these difficult operations.
Founded in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC has the substantial experience and extensive resources to file medical malpractice claims in challenging cases. We consult with medical professionals who advise us on arthroscopy issues and act as expert witnesses if your case goes to trial.
Arthroscopic surgery is used to treat a number of complex orthopedic injuries involving:
Arthroscopy has replaced many invasive procedures that were previously used to treat a variety of injuries and illnesses. This method involves making a few small incisions to insert a camera and surgical instruments. The camera captures the surgery and projects real-time images on a large screen. This allows the surgeon to perform the surgery without ever actually viewing your internal organs and — because the image is enlarged — permits the surgeon to make more precise actions when dealing with minute sections of tissue.
The trend toward less invasive arthroscopic procedures generally benefits patients, surgeons and hospitals. Many arthroscopic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, so you avoid an expensive and inconvenient hospital stay. Healthcare facilities and surgeons can perform more surgeries in a day and so earn greater profits. Although hazards are reduced in this less invasive procedure, arthroscopic surgery carries many risks, including:
To learn more about filing a claim for mistakes made during arthroscopic surgery, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. We have offices in Elmwood Park and Bernardsville for your convenience. A Spanish translator is available upon request.