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Undiagnosed fractures/Scaphoid Fractures

Undiagnosed fractures/Scaphoid Fractures


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Missed fractures of the bone | 100% compensation

Fractures of a bone in the human body can be a painful and unpleasant experience. It is also one of the most common injuries that patients attend Accident & Emergency for and should be straightforward to diagnose and then rectify. In many cases a fracture can be easily diagnosed with a simple x-ray but unfortunately some fractures remain undetected which if left can cause long term life changing problems to the patient.

A common fracture that can go undiagnosed is a scaphoid fracture in the wrist. A small fracture, but due to the overt pressure that is placed on the wrist in everyday life, missing a break can have profound effects on a patient, especially if the patient undertakes manual labour.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving undiagnosed fractures, contact us today.

Fractures of this nature can be misdiagnosed by doctors as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament damage
  • Tendon tears

"There is a period of time after the fracture in which action must be taken by doctors."

 

Melanie Lidstone-Land | Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

The human body is a remarkable machine, and even with a break in a bone, the body will start to heal it. This can cause complications as the bone may heal in the wrong place. This can result in permanent:

  • Dis-figuration
  • Restricted arm or leg movement
  • Painkiller medication
  • Use of crutches or other mobility issues

Therefore, quick and decisive action by medical staff is important in diagnosing the fracture and then correcting the break as soon as possible. If you have suffered from a missed fracture then you could be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our specialist medical/clinical negligence solicitors at Swain & Co Solicitors today and we can assist you in every step of the way in bringing a claim for the damages that you deserve.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

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