Missed Fracture Compensation

The diagnosis of fractures (or ‘broken bones’) is normally extremely straightforward. Common symptoms include localised pain, swelling, bleeding and dislocation. X-rays will give swift confirmation and treatment, where possible, is uncomplicated.

Misdiagnosis of a fracture

Delay or incorrect treatment can exacerbate an otherwise simple condition

However, medical negligence does occur in the handling of fractures. Misdiagnosis, delay or incorrect treatment can exacerbate an otherwise simple condition. A doctor may fail to identify trauma, X-rays may be incorrectly taken, or contributory conditions such as osteoporosis or other disease may pass undiagnosed. In the worst cases this can necessitate otherwise avoidable surgery or even lead to long-term disability.

Our experienced medical solicitors and experts can help prepare and pursue a claim for compensation. Simply call us today and we can start talking and seek missed fracture compensation.

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Stone Rowe Brewer LLP have a dedicated clinical negligence team and are experts in handling claims for missed fractures, misdiagnosis  and negligence cases. From your initial call to receiving compensation we are with you every step of the way.

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What are the symptoms of fractures and how might they be missed?

Normal symptoms of fractures are swelling and bruising in and around the effected area and obvious deformity of the broken / fractured limb, however sometimes a fracture might be misdiagnosed or there may be a complete failure to diagnose.

Below are some ways this could happen

  • A lack of swelling and lack of more common symptoms leading to a doctor identifying a fracture as a pulled muscle.
  • Doctors failing to investigate
  • Incorrect procedures during X-Rays leading to fractures being missed.
  • X-Ray results being misread / misinterpreted
  • Results from your x-ray not being dealt with in good time or failure to communicate the results for further action / treatment

Missed Fracture Consequences & Complications

  • Compartment Syndrome – is a medical emergency caused by bleeding or swelling within a bundle (compartment) of muscles. This can result in permanent damage or amputation if not treated quickly.
  • Fat Embolism – can also result in death if not diagnosed and treated promptly
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Nonunion (permanent failure of bone healing) or mal-union (when the bone has heals in a twisted, bent or other abnormal position) as a delayed fracture complication
  • Oestomyelitis (bone infection) or vascular necrosis (death of the bone)
  • Joint stiffness and tenderness long term

Making A Missed Fracture Diagnosis Claim

If you have fallen victim and might be due compensation please contact one of our specialists solicitors on 020 8891 8002 to discuss your claim for negligence. We guarantee that, if you claim is unsuccessful, you will pay nothing. All missed fracture claims are on a no win, no fee basis.

To talk about your missed fracture compensation claim call 020 8891 8002

NB: Please note that we are unable to help with potential cases that happened in Scottish hospitals/GPS as the firm operates under English law.

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