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Orthopedic malpractice can happen when surgeons make a mistake during a procedure, causing devastating damage. This situation is especially frightening when the surgery involves the spine or legs. If you’ve been injured by an orthopedist’s negligence, you’ve come to the right place. We can help.

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Author: Jess Davis, Partner, Davis Adams

Mr. Davis is an accomplished orthopedic malpractice attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys. He is one of the foremost experts on orthopedic malpractice law in Georgia. Published on March 16, 2017, last updated on June 28, 2019.

Substandard joint replacement procedures — especially hip and knee replacements — can limit mobility and drastically affect a patient’s lifestyle following surgery. Even seemingly minor medical errors can have serious consequences, such as paralysis, uneven limbs, chronic pain and sometimes even death.


If something like this happens to you after an orthopedic procedure, it’s worth investigating if the medical professionals involved followed the standard of care. If they did not, it’s possible that you have an orthopedic malpractice case. The attorneys at Davis Adams can help you get compensation for your difficulties.

What are the most common types of orthopedic malpractice?

Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of problems with, or injuries to, the musculoskeletal system, which includes muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones throughout the body. 


Most orthopedic surgeons specialize either in the type or location of the problem they treat. For example, you might see a shoulder-specific doctor or one who primarily deals with ACL tears


Orthopedic negligence can happen in a variety of ways, but the most common errors we see involve:


  • misdiagnosis of a serious condition that needs prompt attention;
  • misreading diagnostic tests;
  • using incorrect surgical tools;
  • injury to nerves during surgery;
  • injury to the vascular system during surgery;
  • failure to address signs of post-operative infections;
  • failure to follow up with a patient experience post-operative complications;
  • failure to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis; and
  • wrong site surgery.

What is the statute of limitations for orthopedic malpractice?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for a case of medical negligence, such as a bedsore lawsuit or orthopedic malpractice claim, is typically 2 years from the day of the irresponsible treatment. 


Some scenarios may expand the time period you have to file a case, as an instance, if a physician or medical facility conceals irresponsible therapy that’s later uncovered. Other scenarios may create a much shorter statute of limitations, for instance, when the careless physician is connected to a federal government entity you have only six months from the day of the procedure to file your case.


The statute of limitations really depends on the details of your case. Our best recommendation is to call Davis Adams. We can determine how much time you have to file, and we can handle your case so that you have the best possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

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We can handle your orthopedic malpractice case wherever you live.

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Georgia’s top medical malpractice firm.

The Davis Adams headquarters are in Atlanta, but we handle cases all over the state of Georgia. From Macon to Savannah, Columbus to Albany, we can take your case. 


If you’re facing an urgent medical malpractice situation, you may be tempted to find the nearest attorney. However, expertise is more important in these complex cases than proximity. Our geographic reach is evidenced by the fact that our firm’s largest settlement ($17,000,000) came in Fulton County, while our largest verdict ($10,000,000) came in rural Jefferson County. 


Contact Davis Adams today for trustworthy, knowledgable representation for your orthopedic malpractice case. 

We’ve fought for clients in every type of medical negligence case there is. Our record speaks for itself, tens of millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements. Before it’s too late, let’s discuss your options.