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Fracture treatment

Misdiagnosis of fractures

Bone fractures are extremely painful and are often easy to detect especially if they are an open fracture (punctures the skin) but on occasion there are some closed fractures which are either missed or misdiagnosed and as a result can cause extreme pain and worsening of the initial fracture.

If you fractured a part of your body and staff in the A&E dept failed to diagnose your condition then you may be able to claim for misdiagnosis of fracture. If you have had treatment for your fracture that was poor, including misalignment, and resulted in increase pain and further surgery then you may also be entitled to make a claim.

Types of fracture claim

Fracture claims can result from a number different circumstances including.

  • Fracture misdiagnosis
  • Missed Fractures
  • Failure to order, or misinterpretation of X- rays
  • Misalignment of fracture
  • Whether it’s a major break or a subtle fracture it is important that you are correctly diagnosed early on as delays to treatment can result in long-term disability and surgery.

Fracture negligence specialist solicitor

Making a fracture negligence claim is a complex area and it is important to find a solicitor who specialises in this area of clinical negligence.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we have a dedicated team that specialises in this field who can offer initial advice and support to assess the merits of each individual case.