A common error by accident and emergency departments up and down the country is the failure to spot fractures. Patients are examined and some then have an x-ray, but after failing to diagnose a fracture the hospital discharge the patient with what they believe is a soft tissue injury. EAD Solicitors are experts in claiming compensation for Undiagnosed fractures. All our Undiagnosed fractures claims are handled under EAD’s No win No Fee scheme. Undiagnosed fractures can cause serious problems not just at the time but later in life as well.
Undiagnosed fractures Misdiagnosis can arise from a number of reasons, mainly relating to x-rays:
Failure to take an x-ray at all
Failure to identify a fracture on the x-ray
X-rays taken incorrectly or wrong x-rays requested
Patient reports symptoms that are not obvious symptoms of a fracture
(This list is not exhaustive)
The failure to spot a fracture could cause the patient to put further strain on the fracture and surrounding tissue, worsening the injury. The failure to diagnose the fracture will also lead to a delay in treatment, prolonging the injury and pain suffered by the patient.
If you have been either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed after a fracture then you could be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation. Our team of medical negligence solicitors can advise you on the merits of a no win no fee medical negligence claim.
For more information call us on 0151 735 1000 and speak to one of our Liverpool medical negligence solicitors. Or alternatively if you would like to know more about Undiagnosed fractures claims why not use our free and easy ASK EAD app. One of our friendly and specialist medical negligence solicitors will respond to your query.
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