Hip dysplasia is a condition where the hip socket does not fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone. Due to this, the hip joint can become partially or completely dislocated. The hip joint and its proper functioning are imperative in basic movement and quality of life.
While hip issues are more common amongst older people, they can also be present in babies and children. Hip Dysplasia can be present at birth or develop during the first year of your baby’s life. The condition can become an issue of medical malpractice if misdiagnosed or unproperly treated.
Read more about the causes of hip dysplasia here: The Parent’s Guide to Hip Dysplasia
There are varying severity degrees of Hip Dysplasia. When the condition is present at birth, it is the responsibility of medical staff to detect it and recommend the appropriate treatment options.
If you believe that your child’s condition was missed at birth, medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis & Erickson, LLC can assist you.