Misdiagnosed Fractures or Broken Bones | Medical Negligence Claims
Panel of Medical Negligence Solicitors | No Win No Fee | 100% Medical Injury Compensation | Private Remedial Treatment and Care (at no cost to you) | Free Medical Claim Assessment
Fractures (or ‘broken bones’) are usually associated with a fall or accident and in majority of cases, diagnosing a fracture can be simple & straightforward procedure for a hospital. Symptoms of a fracture include localised pain, swelling, bleeding, dislocation, weak pulse below fracture, numbness or paralysis.
Unfortunately, medical negligence in the form of a misdiagnosis of a fracture, delay in treatment of a fracture does occur or inadequate medical treatment of a fracture still can occur. This can happen as a result of being no obvious trauma to a patient, misdiagnosis of a fracture or break or late or inaccurate diagnosis – or even failure to treat a break – can occur.
Diagnosis involves physical examination and X-ray. A hospitals failure to carry out an X-ray could lead to misdiagnosis of a fracture or broken bone & result in a late or inaccurate diagnosis. In some cases, this may lead to surgery (that should have been avoided) or long-term disability. 5R1 Claims can assist patients in bringing a compensation claim for misdiagnosis of a fracture or break, late or inaccurate diagnosis – or failure to treat a fracture or break.
Misdiagnosis, Delayed or Inaccurate Diagnosis of Fracture or Break
Fractures should be diagnosed and treated in an accident and emergency (A&E) department, which have four-hour targets for treating each patient. Bones may need to be pinned in place, requiring further surgery. Misdiagnosis of a fracture or break or late or inaccurate diagnosis could occur if an X-ray has been taken from the wrong angle – or because of the hospital’s failure to carry out X-rays if the fracture has been misdiagnosed as a sprain. If no obvious trauma is present, other risk factors for broken bones such as undiagnosed osteoporosis or underlying disease – or even high impact sports (for example, long distance running) - can be overlooked by a hospital or GP and lead to inaccurate diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a fracture or break. If staff are under pressure, referral for follow-up treatment at a fracture clinic or physiotherapy might also be overlooked. At 5R1 Claims, our panel of medical solicitors and medical experts can help you make a claim for misdiagnosis of a fracture or break or late or inaccurate diagnosis – or even failure to treat a fracture or break.
Panel of Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors
Our panel of medical solicitors or 'medical negligence lawyers' (as some clients refer to them as) consists of not one but a number of national law firms who specialise in different areas of medical negligence law on a 'no win no fee'. Our experts panel of solicitors have experience in recovering:
10 facts about our medical negligence claims service
Free Impartial Medical Negligence Claim Advice
If you or a loved one has suffered from misdiagnosis of a fracture or break or late or inaccurate diagnosis – or even failure to treat a fracture or break, then contact 5r1 Claims. Our expert panel of no win no fee medical solicitors can provide you free legal advice on making a medical injury claim for misdiagnosis. Contact 5r1 Claims today to discuss your claim and receive a free claim assessment, you are under no obligation to use our service.
Freephone: 0808 222 0101 (lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Nominated by leading Solicitors, Barristers & Clients