Pediatric Hip Dysplasia
Pediatric Hip Dysplasia: How a Florida Malpractice Lawyer Can Fight For Your Rights
Pediatric hip dysplasia occurs in approximately one out of every 200 births. A lack of intrauterine fluid, a breech birth, a family history of hip problems, and a difficult in utero position can all increase the risk of hip dysplasia in infants. Newborns and young baby patients may be fitted with a Pelvic Harness, a brace that helps to normalize the hip joint. Approximately 9 out of 10 newborns born with hip dysplasia will recover completely with this treatment.
Physician negligence, carelessness, or other errors (such as failure to perform Barlow and Ortolani tests correctly) can inadvertently cause pain in young children and generate a lot of unnecessary medical bills for parents.
The Florida malpractice lawyers of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP are true victim advocates. Since 1989, we have differentiated ourselves from other similar firms by choosing our clients very selectively and by investing tremendous resources in pretrial research, medical investigations, and courtroom performance. Whether a careless delivery room nurse caused the pediatric hip dysplasia; or a failure to diagnose the dysplasia early on resulted in a pile of headache-inducing medical bills, our team can hold wrongdoers accountable and help you obtain a recovery.
A consultation with the DWKMR&S team is free, no pressure, and no obligation. Our team will answer every question and help you feel back in control. At DWKMR&S, our clients come first. We provide contingency legal representation to lower the barriers for our services. This means that clients do not pay fees or costs until they win a settlement or verdict.
The Long-Term Consequences of Poorly Treated Pediatric Hip Dysplasia
According to multiple articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, developmental dysplasia of the hip (also known as DDH) can lead to a lifetime of medical problems. For instance, in a 2001 article, “Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip from 6 Months to 4-Years of Age” the authors note that “once DDH is recognized in the first six months of life, treatment with the Pavlik Harness frequently results in an excellent outcome. For children older than six months, achieving a concentrically reduced hip while minimizing complications is more challenging.”
What this means is that untreated children – or poorly treated children – can be at higher risk for a lifetime of conditions like hip arthritis, hip replacements, and musculoskeletal problems caused by the imbalance.
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