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Sports Injury Medical Malpractice

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Professional athletes have extremely demanding careers. They are often expected to keep their body in peak physical condition while subjecting themselves to severe injury. Sport-related injuries are far too common and if not properly treated can have devastating, potentially career-ending consequences. At The Beasley Firm, we represent professional athletes who have been harmed due to sports injury medical malpractice. Our attorneys work tirelessly to hold negligent doctors and healthcare providers accountable when they fail to provide a reasonable degree of care. 
If you suffered sports-related medical malpractice, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Sports injury medical malpractice is surprisingly widespread. Professional athletes regularly put their bodies through rigorous, sometimes unyielding, training even before they step on the field. When they are playing, they put themselves at risk for severe harm. When injuries do happen, many athletes never receive the proper care and treatment they need to fully recover.

Common types of sports injury medical malpractice:

  • Inadequate preparticipation examinations
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat injuries
  • Lack of disclosure
  • Insufficient evaluation of on-field injuries
  • Missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Discouraging seeking medical attention
  • Overprescription of pain medication
  • Surgical mistakes

Because professional sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, more and more is expected of athletes. Far too often, athletes are cleared to play without receiving adequate treatment or they are not properly informed of the potential risks. All of these things may amount to medical malpractice, but without the help of an attorney you might be unable to prove your case.

Most professional sports organizations have a sports medicine team. It may be made up of doctors, orthopedics, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and more. The team is generally focused on helping athletes maintain a high level of physical fitness, as well as assisting in the treatment and prevention of injuries. 

When a member of the sports medicine team fails to provide a reasonable standard of care resulting, it may be considered malpractice. It is important to note that one or more parties may be held accountable for an athlete’s injuries. The only way to determine who should be held liable is by consulting with an attorney.

While related, medical malpractice after a sports injury may differ slightly from sports medicine malpractice. In sports medicine malpractice it is generally the professional sports organization’s team that has committed the malpractice. 

In medical malpractice related to a sports injury, it may be an outside doctor or healthcare provider that failed to provide an adequate standard of care.

In either case, you may be able to sue for malpractice. A sports injury can have irreversible consequences if not properly treated. Holding doctors, nurses, and other providers accountable for their inaction or negligence can help prevent future malpractice-related harm.

It is not uncommon to see on-field injuries in professional sports. Contact sports such as football and soccer have some of the highest rates of on-field injuries. 

Doctors and nurses are usually on the sidelines during games in case an athlete is severely hurt. Athletes rely on these medical practitioners to make accurate diagnoses. Tragically, on-field misdiagnoses happen frequently causing pain and suffering.

Sports are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, back pain, and more. Athletes who sustain one of these injuries may have to undergo surgery to repair the damage. Due to the high number of surgeries that athletes undergo, athletes have an increased risk of surgical malpractice. 

Sports-related traumatic brain injuries can cause catastrophic harm even in a young, healthy athlete. It is well-documented that repeated concussions can have life-long consequences. 

Many sports organizations, however, do not adequately identify or report these injuries. Despite having more safety protocols in place, many athletes continue to sustain these dangerous and potentially deadly injuries.

If your doctor, sports medicine team, or another negligent party, failed to diagnose or treat your traumatic brain injury, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit. A sports injury medical malpractice attorney can help determine your legal options.

In a sports injury lawsuit you might be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Ongoing Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Additionally, if your loved one died because of a sports medicine specialist's negligence, wrongful death damages may be recoverable to help cover expenses such as medical bills and funeral costs. It's important to consult with a professional legal team to determine what damages you may be eligible to receive in your specific case.

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At The Beasley Firm, we are well-versed in handling sports injury medical malpractice claims. Attorney Dion Rassias recently helped to secure an over $43 million verdict for former Philadelphia Eagles captain Chris Maragos. 

The case stemmed from a surgeon and orthopedic center’s alleged negligence. The medical providers reportedly failed to properly treat a meniscus tear Maragos suffered during a game against the Carolina Panthers. The injury would put an early end to his promising football career.

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Did You Experience Malpractice After a Sports Injury?

If you were injured as a professional athlete and believe medical negligence was involved, contact The Beasley Firm. We can discuss your legal options for financial compensation. Our sports injury medical malpractice lawyers accept cases from the NHL, NFL, and other pro sports organizations. Call (215) 866-2424 to get started. 

Common Instances of Sports Medical Malpractice

No symptom or injury should be taken lightly when it comes to deciding a diagnosis or treatment plan. You deserve an experienced, compassionate doctor with genuine concern for your wellbeing. Unfortunately, this industry is rife with negligent medical professionals who cut corners and fail to prioritize their patients’ overall health.

Examples of medical negligence or malpractice following a sports injury:

Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose: Patients should be taken seriously, and all the relevant facts should be considered before a hasty or misinformed diagnosis is made. This preventable type of medical malpractice takes the lives of hundreds each year.  

Drug Prescription Malpractice: Doctors often fall into the trap of irresponsibly prescribing inappropriate drugs to their patients, not taking into account the physical toll that side-effects have on an athlete’s body.

Sexual Abuse: Many injured athletes, especially those who are younger and more vulnerable, are often taken advantage of by their medical specialists. This is an unacceptable yet common tragedy. 

Contact The Beasley Firm

Don't let the consequences of a sports injury medical malpractice derail your career and future prospects. Contact The Beasley Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced sports injury medical malpractice lawyers.

We understand the serious and life-altering implications of a sports-related injury, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We accept cases from the NHL, NFL, and other pro sports organizations, and our litigators have a reputation for being relentless in the pursuit of justice. 

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