Misdiagnosing a fracture can occur if a patient has multiple injuries and the fracture is not obvious – or if the fracture goes undiagnosed by a GP or A&E department.
There are different types of fractures – some of which may not require treatment. These include minor greenstick fractures, which mend by themselves – and fractures of the collarbone, which may be treated using an arm sling to immobilise the arm, or which may require surgery to pin it if the injury is severe.
X-rays and scans are used to determine just how bad a fracture is – fractures to the bones in arms, legs, wrists and ankles may have to be plated to support the bones while they heal.
Broken ribs cannot be splinted and are allowed to heal by themselves – but without medical diagnosis, a broken rib may cause a punctured lung, leading to a more serious injury than the fracture itself.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise patients who have suffered further injury as a result of misdiagnosis of a fracture on how to make no win no fee compensation claims, including claims relating to:
Patients who have suffered further injury because a fracture was misdiagnosed have three years from the date of diagnosis of their fracture(s) in which to make a no win no fee claim.
Children who have suffered further injury as a result of a misdiagnosed fracture make a compensation claim up to the age of 21.
In cases where a patient has suffered catastrophic or life changing injuries as a result of misdiagnosed fracture – including blood clots or DVT after fracturing a limb – Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise on making a Serious Injuries Claim.
Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms and can advise both NHS patients and private patients who have suffered injury as a result of misdiagnosed fractures on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Because of the limitation period for making claims for misdiagnosed fractures, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors advise patients to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a claim.
Duncan Lewis can also advise the parents or guardian of a child who has suffered further injury as a result of a misdiagnosed fracture on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim before the child is 21 by acting as their Litigation Friend.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Misdiagnosed Fracture Claims, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.