Physical Therapy Malpractice

Austin Physical Therapy Malpractice Lawyers

Physical Therapy Should Help, Not Hurt

Were you undergoing physical therapy in Austin to help alleviate the symptoms of an injury or condition, only to have your physical therapist make things worse? Or did they cause an entirely new injury due to their negligence? You could have a physical therapy malpractice case on your hands. Bring the situation to the attention of Briggle & Polan, PLLC.

Our team of attorneys is well-versed in medical malpractice cases of all sorts, including physical therapy malpractice claims. We know where to look for evidence that shows your injury was caused due to negligence that could have been preventing and, therefore, the physical therapist should be liable for the damage it has caused. From the physical therapist’s practice history to complaints from other patients, we can use numerous tools to boost your claim’s validity and maximize the compensation owed to you.

Let’s talk about your physical therapy malpractice claim. Dial (512) 400-3278.

Injuries Caused by Physical Therapy Malpractice

Physical therapy can describe one of many types of therapeutic care, such as:

  • Orthopedic: Helps restore mobility to the musculoskeletal system
  • Geriatric: Helps elders regain movement after losing mobility due to the complications of aging
  • Cardiopulmonary: Helps reduce complications patients can experience after a heart attack, stroke, etc.
  • Neurological: Helps slow the development of neurological issues like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Pediatric: Helps children and teens heal from certain injuries or diseases

Physical therapy malpractice can occur in any of these fields and more. The common thread among all cases is that a physical therapist does something that another physical therapist reasonably would not have done in the same situation, and that negligent act hurts a patient. For example, an orthopedic therapist moves a patient’s injured joint suddenly instead of with slow, gradual motions, and the patient becomes partially paralyzed in the affected limb.

Physical therapy malpractice can also occur if someone poses as a physical therapist without the proper credentials. Patients who are hurt by an uncredited physical therapist could have a strong claim against them. The same is true for patients who are not necessarily injured by the uncredited physical therapist but who instead do not recover from their injuries as well as their doctors had expected. A slowed or halted recovery can be the grounds of a lawsuit if physical therapy malpractice caused the interference.

Worth of a Physical Therapy Malpractice Claim

Your physical therapy malpractice claim will have a worth or value, which is the sum of all your damages combined. Ideally, the worth of your claim will be as high as possible. We can work diligently to calculate all possible damages and file against as many applicable insurance policies as possible, which could include those held by the individual physical therapist who hurt you and the clinic that hired them.

Damages that could be recoverable in your physical therapy malpractice claim could be:

  • Cost of past and future physical therapy
  • Cost of medical treatments to address a new injury
  • Wages you missed due to being too injured to work
  • Damages related to your pain, suffering, and debilitation

Learn How to Start a Lawsuit with Our Firm’s Help

Leave all the difficult work and investigations of your physical therapy malpractice lawsuit up to us. Our Austin physical therapy malpractice lawyers have extensive legal experience working on high-stakes and complicated cases. With us leading the way, you can rest and get help from another physical therapist if needed while your case keeps progressing in the right direction.

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