If you’ve suffered from a missed fracture, contact us to see if you could claim
Missed fractures, or broken bones, can leave you in a lot of pain and also lead to you suffering further injuries. Occasionally fractures are missed by the surgeon or doctor when you first seek treatment. Fractures can be hard to see on an X-ray if the affected part of your body is particularly swollen or damaged, while sometimes your doctor may misdiagnose your injury and not order an X-ray in the first place.
Your doctor has a duty of care to provide you with a certain level of treatment and if you’ve been sent away from hospital with a missed fracture, whether you were receiving private or NHS care, you may be eligible to make a medical negligence claim.
Symptoms of a fracture
Fractures are often extremely painful and can reduce your ability to move the affected part of your body. If you have fractured one or more bones, you can expect to feel any or all of the symptoms below:
- Swelling, bruising or discolouration
- Deformity or dislocation
- Numbness or tingling
- A grating feeling or noise
If you feel any of these symptoms and think you may have suffered a fracture that’s been missed, you should seek further medical care at your local hospital as soon as possible. Once you have received appropriate treatment and a fracture is confirmed, contact us free of charge on 0800 540 4258 for advice about making a medical negligence claim.
Mrs A claimed for a missed fracture
Mrs A fell over in late October and went straight to A&E. She had an X-Ray was told there was nothing wrong. Ten days later she got a call saying that the hospital had missed something on her X-Ray and her elbow was in fact broken. Mrs A contacted National Accident Helpline and we arranged for one of our specialist Solicitors to handle her case. Less than eight months later she received an offer of compensation which she accepted.
Why should you get in touch?
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Our legal advisors will ask you a few questions about your claim to help them understand your situation. If they think you’re able to progress with a claim, they’ll often connect you straight to a medical negligence solicitor in your local area.