Could Putting a Cast on Too Tight be Medical Malpractice? Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Are Tight Casts New York Medical Malpractice?  Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains!

If you have had a broken bone, particularly and arm, leg, ankle, wrist, foot, or hand, you most likely have had a cast.  This is a hard plaster shell that is used to immobilize your joint to keep it from moving or rotating.  This allows the bones to come together to heal without being moved or disturbed.  It creates a strong bond at the break and ensures that it is probably healed.  This is an alternative to surgery.  But when casts are done too tight or improperly, it can result in additional damage that is not part of the original fracture.  This could be New York medical malpractice and our Albany medical malpractice lawyer explains.

Casts that are Too Tight are Potentially Damaging

If a cast is on too tight, it can result in serious personal injury and damage to a person’s limb.  This is because a tight cast will put undue pressure on the structures in the arm.  This includes the nerves and blood vessels of the arm.  This could also cause bone deformities and muscle or tendon injuries.  Some of the common complications from too tight casts include the following:

  • Permanent nerve damage due to undue and excessive pressure;
  • Permanent blood vessel damage due to excessive pressure;
  • Malformation of muscle and tendons;
  • Bone deformities due to the pressure;
  • Muscle atrophy from the pressure from the cast;
  • Improperly healed fracture;
  • Permanent pins and needles and nerve damage; and
  • Other related injuries.

If a cast is put on too tightly by a doctor like an emergency room physician or orthopedist, it could be due to New York medical malpractice.  Any damages like noted above, or even damages not noted above, could result in compensation for injuries.  But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at