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Missed Fracture Claims
If you have suffered a fracture, such as a leg, wrist or pelvis fracture, and this was not diagnosed by a medical professional and led to your further pain and suffering, you may be in a position to make a missed fracture claim. The JMW clinical negligence team has the experience and know-how to make sure you are best placed to get a positive outcome, which can make such a difference as you look to move on with life following your injury.
Contact the expert solicitors at JMW today to find out more about the options available to you and how you should proceed with your claim. Give us a call on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a convenient time.
If you suffer a fracture, be it a fracture of the spine, elbow or even finger, it is imperative that this is diagnosed properly and the correct treatment is administered to reduce pain and assist with the healing process.
Should a diagnosis be missed or delayed, this can lead to:
- Further pain
- Incorrect healing, such as a bone healing in the wrong position
- A requirement for more complicated treatment in the future
- A longer recovery period
A medical professional may miss a fracture for any number of reasons, but among the most common examples are:
- An X-ray not being offered due to the symptoms of the injury
- Inexperience resulting in an X-ray not being requested by the medical professional
- Failure to spot the fracture on an X-ray
- The X-ray results were not passed on to the doctor and so no further action was taken
If you or someone you know has suffered a missed fracture, the expert solicitors at JMW can help to prove that the medical professional involved did not act reasonably when assessing the injury and this resulted in the injury worsening and causing you more pain and suffering than was necessary.
A claim for medical negligence can be brought if it can be proven that on the balance of probabilities the outcome was worse for you than it would have been had the fracture not been missed and the necessary action been taken more quickly.
The clinical negligence team at JMW are highly experienced in missed fracture compensation claims. We can provide the expert guidance you need to make sure you are best placed to make a successful claim and secure the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our clinical negligence team, headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, is highly regarded throughout the UK and we take a proactive, direct approach to help you get the result you are after. The team includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.