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broken bones & fractures frequently asked questions

In some circumstances, a delayed fracture or bone break diagnosis may cause issues such as prolonged pain, poor alignment of healing bones, reduced mobility and function, a potential need for complex surgery, lengthy recovery periods and early onset osteoarthritis. 
An incorrect X-ray may have been ordered, or the image quality prevented the detection of a fracture, the X-ray may have been ignored and not reviewed, or the fracture or break could be so slight that it is undetectable on reviews. 
As with most medical negligence claims, you have three years from the date you received negligent treatment, or the date you became aware there was negligence. 
The scaphoid is a small bone that you can often injure when falling on an outstretched hand. It is a common injury seen in those who play sports such as rugby or are involved in other activities such as skateboarding or snowboarding. The scaphoid has a limited blood supply which means that it can be very slow to heal. When a scaphoid fracture is not diagnosed and promptly treated, it interferes with the blood supply and can lead to weakness in the wrist, the need for surgery and arthritis. 

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Joe’s Story

When he was a student, Joe was left with avoidable pain after medical professionals failed to identify a fracture to his right hand. This caused a surgical delay and life-long pain for Joe to manage.

“The defendant trust admitted that, had the injury been identified, Joe would have had surgery 16 days earlier, which would have prevented the additional suffering he was forced to endure.” – Natalizia Capizzi, Associate

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