Missed fractures

Missed fractures can be painful and lead to further injury.

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.

Read more about types of fractures

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:

  • Pain
  • 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.

Why should you get in touch?

We’ve been helping victims of medical negligence get the compensation they deserve for over  years. We’re experts at what we do, and from the moment you call us for free on 0800 540 4258 we’ll treat you with respect, understanding and confidentiality.

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.

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