Undiagnosed fractures/Scaphoid Fractures

When a bone fracture is left untreated, it can result in either a nonunion or a delayed union whereby the bone deforms. If you have suffered from a misdiagnosed fracture and suffered swelling, tenderness, and pain you may be able to claim.

Leaving bones fractured an leave a person with  swelling, tenderness, and pain will continue to worsen over time. In some cases you may even suffer from bone deformity, permanent nerve damage or damage the muscle, ligaments or other bones within the radius of the fracture.

If you have suffered any of the above and it has been caused by negligence, where a medical professional has been unable to diagnose the fracture you may be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering.

If you believe you have a case and would like to speak to a lawyer then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.

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The dangers of misdiagnosed fractures

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.

Fractures of this nature can be misdiagnosed by doctors as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament damage
  • Tendon tears

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 Youngs Law today and we can assist you in every step of the way in bringing a claim for the damages that you deserve.

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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

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

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