Missed Fracture Claims

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Did Your Doctor Miss Your Fracture?

Fractures can be difficult to diagnose or can be missed at first instance, which may lead to a delay in you receiving the necessary treatment.

This, in turn, can lead to you requiring more invasive treatment that would otherwise have been necessary. You may even be left with permanent damage, which could have been avoided had the fracture been diagnosed and treated correctly from the outset. It is also likely that it will take you longer to recover, meaning that you suffered from more pain than necessary.

If you have suffered any fractures which were not diagnosed correctly from the outset, then you may have a claim for clinical negligence and our specialist team of Solicitors will be able to assist you with a claim.

For free advice from our Medical Negligence solicitors, please call us direct on 01244 354688

Missed Fracture Case Studies

  • Our client injured his hand whilst abroad and on his return from holiday, attended A & E. He was x-rayed and told that he had only suffered a sprain.  Our client was recalled back to the Accident & Emergency Department of the hospital two weeks later when he was informed that the original x-ray had been reviewed and did, in fact, show that our client had broken his wrist. Our client was treated by way of a plaster cast and a follow-up appointment was arranged. It this follow-up appointment, our client was informed that not only had he broken his wrist, the ligaments had also been damaged and this had caused the bones to be displaced. Unfortunately, surgery and treatment was unsuccessful and our client underwent a wrist fusion operation the following year.  Despite the defendants maintaining a denial of liability, our client has recovered the sum of £35,000 by way of compensation.
  • Our client fell at home and landed on her right shoulder. An ambulance was called for and two ambulance staff arrived. They examined our client and concluded that she had simply badly bruised her arm and did not need to go to a hospital. She was not taken to a hospital or told to visit her GP.  Two months later, she was found to have suffered a dislocation and a fracture to her right arm during her fall but was told that it was too late for surgery. Our client suffered pain in her right arm when she was trying to use it prior to the diagnosis as she was not aware that she had dislocated and fractured it. Our client had to move into sheltered accommodation as she was unable to care for herself. She was successful in her claim and received £3,000 compensation.
  • Our client was walking in her house when she heard a loud crack in her left leg, immediately felt pain and was not able to put any weight on her leg. The pain was so excruciating that she required paramedics to carry her down the stairs and was taken to A&E. Once at the hospital, our client was examined but not given an x-ray as the doctor believed that she had ligament damage. Our client was therefore discharged home.  After a few weeks, the pain in our client’s leg continued and so our client contacted her consultant orthopaedic (who was providing care for her other leg). He arranged for an x-ray to take place which showed that the ankle had been fractured in 3 places. Our client required an operation to have a plate inserted to support the bones in her ankle.  Our client received £1,750 compensation for the pain and suffering she experienced as a result of the delay in diagnosing her injuries.

Do you have a potential medical negligence claim?

Please contact us for advice if you feel you have suffered any form of negligent medical/dental treatment. We have a specialist team of solicitors who are always happy to help.

If you would like advice on whether you have a potential clinical negligence claim or assistance with drafting a letter of complaint, please contact us on the number below. Please note that there are legal time limits in place for starting a claim for compensation, and our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you specifically on the facts of your own case.

For free advice from our Medical Negligence solicitors, please call us direct on 01244 354688

Chloe Rheade

Chloe Rheade

Litigation Executive

Martyn Elliott

Martyn Elliott

Medical Negligence Solicitor

Inda Scherme

Linda Schermer

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

Liz Fry

Liz Fry

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jyoati Chada

Jyoati Chada

Medical Negligence Solicitor

Emma Woodrow

Emma Woodrow

Clinical Negligence Fee Earner

Kerry Batemen

Kerry Goulden

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor