Signs and symptoms of a fracture or a broken bone include swelling, deformity, loss of function and localised pain in the injured area. With these symptoms, it is usually an easy and straightforward process to diagnose a fracture. However, detecting a fracture can sometimes be very difficult, especially in the absence of these usual symptoms.
Misdiagnosis of a fracture may cause you to suffer a range of adverse consequences, such as financial losses, long-term health problems, and psychological trauma. We understand how difficult things can be following an inappropriate diagnosis, wrong treatment, or even delayed treatment of a fracture.
If you have suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis of fracture, you could be entitled to claim financial compensation. We have a team of expert lawyers who have in-depth knowledge of and experience in dealing with medical negligence claims for inappropriate diagnosis of fractures. Talk to us today to know your rights and make sure that you don’t miss out on the compensation you are entitled to.
Misdiagnosis of Fractures: Do You Have a Claim?
Knowing what is medically referred to as misdiagnosis of fractures is the first step to understanding whether you have a claim. Here are common examples of misdiagnosis of fractures:
- Failure to carry out an x-ray when it was required
- Misinterpretation of the x-ray report
- Fracture not spotted due to poor image quality, meaning that the hospital has poor quality equipment
- Not understanding the severity of the fracture
- Not referring to a specialist, when it was required
If any of these reasons have caused you to suffer harmful consequences, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation. It is important to note that some fractures are more difficult to diagnose than others. For example, a small fracture in the spine and scaphoid bone are not easy to detect. However, when left untreated, these fractures can harm your physical and mental health in the long term. In some cases, you may have to undergo a surgery, which could otherwise have been avoided.
How we can help you
- We listen to you sympathetically - We understand the amount of mental strain you may have suffered due to inappropriate diagnosis of fracture.
- We help you make informed decisions – Our lawyers know the law regarding medical negligence inside out. They make you aware of your rights, so that you can take the right decision.
- We fight for you – Depending upon the complexity of your case, we find you the best solicitor for your claim. Our lawyer ensures that you get the best possible outcome.
- We keep you in the loop – Winning a clinical negligence claim usually takes time. We keep you updated throughout the process.
So, if you have suffered from misdiagnosis of fractures, contact us right away. We can help maximise your chance of winning a claim for compensation.