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Sports Medicine Malpractice

Whether you’re a professional athlete establishing a legacy, or an up-and-coming young athlete working your way into the big leagues, the risk of sports injuries will always be present. Sports medicine specialists are the ones you turn to for treatment, trusting that they will be able to restore you to fighting shape. But when sports medicine specialists are negligent, they can cause long delays in recovery time and return to the playing field, or worse, permanent, career-ending damage. 

If you or a loved one are an athlete and have been injured due to the negligence of a sports medicine specialist in the State of New York, contact the Porter Law Group. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have dealt with numerous medical malpractice cases, and we can help you recover compensation for your injuries, and any damages you may be entitled to. 

Sports Medicine Malpractice Attorneys in New York 

The medical malpractice lawyers at the Porter Law Group have a proven track record of recovering compensation for New Yorkers who fell victim to the negligence of medical professionals they trusted with their health. We have recovered millions of dollars* for people who have been injured by misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or botched treatments. 

Call  833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.

What is Sports Medicine Malpractice?

Sports medicine malpractice is a type of medical malpractice that occurs when a doctor who specializes in athlete treatment and rehabilitation fails to perform with the expected professional standard of care, resulting in injuries and damages. 

These may include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an injury, resulting in the wrong treatment being administered, or delayed treatment
  • Offering unnecessary procedures to increase profits 
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or administering inappropriate dosages
  • Recommending substandard or faulty supplements with a vested interest that end up harming athletes 
  • Negligence during orthopedic surgery or other procedures, causing permanent damage to bones, muscles, or nerves, and damaging athletic performance and potential

Athletes are tough, and they engage in extreme activities that put enormous strain on their bodies. There are decades of research and specialized protocols for treating and rehabilitating sports-related injuries. The Sports Medicine market was valued at 6.1 billion dollars in 2022, and many doctors specialize in treating and restoring the performance of injured athletes, for a premium price.

But when these doctors make mistakes, it could result in the worsening of an injury, which could lead to more downtime and longer recovery. Professional athletes are paid and expected to perform at their best for their teams and respective sports. When they are unable to train, they stand to lose a lot of money. 

But even worse is when medical treatment leads to permanent injuries that render athletes unable to play at all. Professional sports is a lucrative career that is enjoyed only by a select few. Losing this due to sports medicine malpractice is devastating, to say the least. 

What Type of Damages Am I Entitled to as a Victim of Sports Medicine Malpractice?

If you were a victim of sports medicine malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of income 
  • Loss of ability to work 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional and mental trauma 
  • Permanent disability 

The defense may argue that your injuries were a logical result of intense athletic activity. But our experienced personal injury lawyers work with board-certified medical experts who can examine your medical records and test results. They’ll see if your injuries could have been prevented and testify on your behalf if your sports medicine physician’s negligence was the cause of your losses. 

Your health is your number one asset as an athlete. Whether you’re in the professional league, or a young prospect looking to get scouted by recruiters from big colleges to start your career, you must be in top shape at all times. Having your ability to play taken away from you by a sports doctor’s negligence is devastating. 

But while there may not be enough money in the world to fix shattered dreams, The Porter Law Group can help you get the financial compensation you deserve to recover and try again or start to move on with your life. 

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Contact a Sports Medicine Malpractice Attorney in New York Today 

If you’re an athlete that had your injury worsened, or your career cut short by the negligence of a sports medicine specialist, call The Porter Law Group today. We understand the value of physical health in our pursuit of building something for our loved ones through hard work, especially in today’s challenging times. 

Focus on your recovery and rehabilitation, and let us take care of the evidence gathering, investigations, negotiations, and legal processes. Our legal heavy hitters will take up the bat, and hit that home run for you while you rebuild your life and athletic career. 

We offer personalized legal services, and free, no-obligation initial consultations. Call 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to get started. We will get you and your loved ones the answers, and the financial compensation you deserve.  

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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