One of the more common complaints dealt with by GA’s medical negligence team is missed fractures and breakages, often by accident and emergency rooms at local hospitals or GPs.
If a fracture is not identified at the outset, serious long term damage can occur causing the patient to suffer from unnecessary pain, incorrect healing and mobility issues. A much longer recovery period will be needed and there could be risk of infection or even osteoarthritis. There is a narrow window of opportunity to diagnose and fix a bone to make sure it heals properly.
There are a number of reasons why a fracture may initially be missed:
- The angle of the X-ray
- Misreading of results
- The fracture may be too thin or small to be picked up by a standard X-ray machine
- Misdiagnosed as a strain, sprain or soft tissue injury
If you believe that you have suffered following a missed fracture, then you need to speak with GA’s experienced medical negligence team today.
GA Solicitors’ medical negligence team includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, (APIL), as well as being ranked in Chambers UK and The Legal 500. You will be in the best possible hands.