What is a missed fracture?
Bones come in all shapes and sizes meaning fractures can be notoriously difficult to diagnose and can often be missed by doctors in the first instance.
This can lead to a delay in receiving the right kind of treatment you need, which may result in unnecessary pain, require further surgery down the line and, in some cases, cause permanent damage.
If this has happened to you, then do not hesitate to use our Claimometer today to find out exactly what your claim could be worth.
What causes missed fractures?
Missed fractures are surprisingly common and can happen for a number of different reasons, particularly now as hospitals struggle to cope with increasing patient numbers around the winter time. Some of the most common causes of missed fractures include:
- Misinterpretation of x-ray results
- Failure to recognise an injury as a fracture – for example, significant swelling in the ankle can make it difficult to properly assess
- X-ray carried out incorrectly – something as simple as taking an x-ray at the wrong angle can potentially cause doctors to miss a fracture
- X-ray not offered – if a medical professional misinterprets your symptoms then an x-ray may not be offered and a fracture could be missed
- X-ray results not passed to the relevant people – if an x-ray is not given to a doctor than a fracture could be missed
Although there are many other reasons, the above are some of the most common errors made in hospitals and even if you don’t think your fracture was missed for any of them we can still help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Do you have a missed fracture claim?
If you think you have suffered due to the clinical negligence of a missed fracture, you may be eligible to claim compensation. We know these types of injuries can be incredibly painful, particularly as a missed fracture can lead to incorrect healing which may require additional medical attention to properly fix.
Here at What’s My Claim Worth we have a team of specialists who deal with all kinds of medical negligence claims including missed fractures. We even have an in-house doctor who can help you get to the root cause of your pain quickly and efficiently and confirm whether or not this is the result of clinical negligence. All you need to do is use our Claimometer and we can begin work on claiming you the compensation you deserve today.
How much is missed fracture compensation worth?
Missed fracture claims can vary depending on the part of the body affected and the severity of the fracture. Speaking to an expert will help qualify whether your injury is a result of negligence and you are available to make a claim.
How to make a missed fracture claim
If you would like advice on whether you have a potential clinical negligence claim, please get in touch with us today. Our team regularly deal with clients who have suffered when surgeons have missed fractures and are happy to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Get an instant estimate of how much your claim could be worth using our medical negligence Claimometer or call our specialist clinical negligence solicitors who will be happy to advise you on the facts of your own case.