Compensation for undiagnosed fracture
Often after a slip, trip or fall we are able to pick ourselves up and walk away – and in many situations we aren’t left with long term injuries as a result of these accidents. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and even if you have only had a minor fall it’s important that you get checked out to verify that everything is ok. In many situations, this type of accident can lead to a fracture in many areas of the body and this can often be very painful, and lead to further complications, if it isn’t correctly diagnosed.
If you do visit the doctor after an accident it is their responsibility to ensure that you are diagnosed in a professional and accurate manner. If you feel that this hasn’t happened and you have been left with an undiagnosed fracture as a result, then you could be eligible for a compensation claim.
WHO COULD I CLAIM AGAINST FOR AN UNDIAGNOSED FRACTURE?
In most situations you will be considering a compensation claim against the medical professional who has failed to diagnose your fracture. This could be your GP who may have been the first point of contact after your accident, in this situation they may have failed to identify your fracture. A claim could also be made against your radiographer if they have failed to pick up fractures after taking a series of X-rays.
WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH UNDIAGNOSED FRACTURES?
If you are left with an undiagnosed fracture you could be subjected to some of the following problems:
- Development of further injuries
- Persistent pain
- Damage to ligaments and bones
- Worsening of existing injuries.
COULD I WORK WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U THROUGHOUT MY CLAIM?
If you have been the victim of an undiagnosed fracture then you may be uncertain about where to start with your personal injury claim – and that’s where the team at Medical Compensation 4U can help. Our team will work with you throughout the personal injury process to ensure that you have a helping hand with you every step of the way.
To find out more about how Medical Compensation 4U can work with you, contact the team today.