Medical treatment for accident injuries can repair damage or remediate a health problem. Treatments and therapy can include a one-time visit to the doctor or require life-long care. Some common treatment options include:
- Mobility Devices
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Unfortunately for injury victims, treatment that falls below the standard of care can worsen the injury, delay recovery, or cause permanent damage. Healthcare professionals who treat patients should be held to a high level of standard. Failure to follow those standards which results in injury or harm may be medical malpractice.
Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or body part, such as an arm, leg, fingers, or toes. There are a number of reasons for amputation, including trauma, injury, accident, or infection.
A wheelchair is a device that allows people to move around when they have difficulty or inability to walk. A wheelchair may be necessary for individuals with an injury, illness, advanced age, or disability.
Mobility devices and aids allow people to get around when they otherwise are unable to or have difficulty walking. Mobility devices include canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters.
A prosthesis or prosthetic implant is a device that replaces a missing body part. A prosthetic could include an artificial arm or an artificial eye. Prosthetics can be used for functional and/or appearance needs.
Physical therapy (PT), or physiotherapy, uses movement, electrotherapy, exercise, joint mobilization, education, and other modalities to treat injuries and impairments. Physical therapy can be temporary or require regular treatment.
Speech therapy can be used to treat communication disorders, communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.
Medical Treatment Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, you should talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about getting compensation for medical treatment and pain and suffering. If treatment caused additional harm or damage, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Do not hesitate to contact Gilman & Bedigian today for a free consultation.