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Missed Fracture Claims
If you have suffered a fracture that was not diagnosed by a medical professional, leading to further pain and suffering, you may be in a position to make a missed fracture compensation claim. JMW’s medical negligence team has the experience and know-how to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We understand how much of a difference compensation can make in helping you to move on with life following your injury, which is why we are committed to providing clear, compassionate legal guidance on all of the options available to you.
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How JMW Can Help
The clinical negligence team at JMW is highly experienced in compensation claims for missed fractures, including leg, wrist and pelvic fractures. 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.
We are well-versed in claims against the NHS and private healthcare providers on behalf of clients who have suffered due to medical negligence .
Our medical negligence team, headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, is highly regarded throughout the UK and takes 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 solicitors, underlining their industry-leading credentials.
How to Make a Missed Fracture Compensation Claim
If you or a loved one have 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 that this resulted in the injury worsening and causing more pain and suffering than was necessary.
Missing a fracture can significantly hamper your recovery and create further medical complications. As such, making a missed fracture compensation claim can help you to cover the cost of care, while holding those responsible to account for their clinical negligence.
Our specialist solicitors are experts in negligence claims, and will consult the relevant medical reports to identify evidence to support your case, working in close conjunction with independent experts. We are able to take on missed fracture claims on a no win, no fee basis.
We will always aim to reach a settlement at the earliest opportunity, and where possible will try to obtain interim payments to help pay for any immediate care you may require. The most important consideration is to help you move on with your life and your recovery.
What are the consequences of a missed fracture?
If you suffer a fracture, whether it be 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
What are the most common reasons for a missed fracture?
A medical professional may miss a fracture for any number of reasons, but the most common examples include:
- An X-ray not being offered due to the symptoms of the injury
- Inexperience among the medical staff resulting in an X-ray not being requested
- Failure to spot the fracture on an X-ray
- X-ray results not being passed on to the doctor, meaning no further action was taken
A claim for medical negligence can be brought if it can be proven on the balance of probabilities that the patient experienced a worse outcome than would have been the case had the fracture not been missed, and the necessary action taken more quickly.