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Missed Fracture Compensation Claims

Fractures and broken bones are extremely common. When we break a bone, we expect it to be x-rayed and diagnosed when we go to A&E. However, it is not uncommon for these breaks and fractures to be missed and, therefore, left untreated.

Missing or misdiagnosing a fracture can delay treatment, which can result in unnecessary and prolonged pain, causing more problems in the future. If this has happened to you, then you may be eligible for missed fracture compensation.

How Are Fractures Missed?

Missing a fracture can be due to several different reasons and is surprisingly common. These reasons could include:
  • Incorrect performance of x-ray
  • Failure to offer an x-ray
  • Misinterpretation of x-ray results
  • Failure to pass on the x-ray results to a doctor
  • Delay in referral for treatment

Do You Have a Claim for Missed Fracture Compensation?

If left untreated, complications of a fracture can include:
  • Long-term tenderness and joint stiffness
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Fat Embolism (which in rare cases can result in death)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Amputation
If you have been a victim of a missed fracture due to medical negligence, the two main types of compensation you could claim are:
  • General damages for pain and suffering incurred
  • Special damages – e.g. financial loss
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Case Study: Undiagnosed Fracture

O v Cwm Taf University Health Board

A claim relating to the negligent management of a fracture, whereby the treating consultant incorrectly interpreted the x-ray, resulting in the wrong surgery being undertaken, whereby the claimants wrist was manipulated back into position.

It later transpired that the wrist should have had metal plating inserted. However, due to the delay and previous mismanagement, the wrist was fused in a fixed position, restricting movement indefinitely.

Compensation is anticipated to exceed £100,000.00.

Want to Find Out More?

If you have suffered physical complications after your local hospital missed a fracture, you may be eligible for compensation. Speak to our trained medical negligence solicitors today to learn more.
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Meet the Key Individuals

Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office

Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence

Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

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