Compensation for failure to diagnose broken bones

Dealing with a broken bone can be an incredibly painful experience, but in some situations it can be hard to know whether you have broken, fractured or simply sprained and area of the body – and therefore to know how to treat it appropriately. In most situations if you do sustain a serious injury of this type you will be taken straight to the doctor for a diagnosis and in many situations this can identify your injury and give you various treatment options.

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Unfortunately doctors are only human and as such they can make mistakes, but you shouldn’t be the victim of this. If you do find yourself the direct victim of a doctor’s negligence then you could consider making a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred as a result. 

Whose responsibility is it to diagnose broken bones?

The diagnosis of broken bones and any other injuries and ailments is the direct responsibility of your doctor or GP and if they have failed to appropriately identify your injury and therefore to appropriately treat it then you could look to make a compensation claim against them.  A failure to diagnose a broken bone can lead to the bone healing incorrectly and therefore potentially the need for further treatment and further expense.

Where could this mistake have been made?

There are a number of common situations where you could consider making a compensation claim for this and these situations include:

  • Failure to adequately examine an x-ray
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to perform adequate tests
  • Incorrect diagnosis of an injury or illness
  • Failure to administer appropriate medication.

How can I work with Manners Pimblett on my claim?

If you are considering a compensation claim then working together with Manners Pimblett can really help your case. Our team of highly trained experts know the ins and outs of personal injury law and can offer you a professional, yet personal approach to your personal injury claim. 

For more information on how working together with Manners Pimblett can benefit your personal injury claim, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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