Scaphoid Fracture Claims
Not all missed fracture cases will give rise to a claim, but one fracture that can cause particular problems if not diagnosed quickly is a fracture of the scaphoid.
Misdiagnosed fractures are a frequent cause of complaints against A&E and radiology departments. The radiologist may have missed it or the view taken on the x-ray was incorrect. A fracture misdiagnosis can lead to injured patients being discharged home, often with a diagnosis of a sprain. Alternatively, the A&E department may have failed to X-Ray the wrist at the time of initial presentation.
If you have suffered a scaphoid fracture within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our specialist team on 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our online claim form to start your scaphoid fracture claim.
"I had dreams and ambitions to succeed as a professional rugby player and I believe I had the ability to do so. The misdiagnosed scaphoid fracture injury has taken this away from me.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCAPHOID FRACTURE CLAIMS
1.) What is a scaphoid fracture?
A scaphoid fracture is a break of the scaphoid bone in the wrist. This often happens as a result of a fall on an outstretched hand, where the impact of the fall forces the hand backward.
2.) What are the risks of a missed scaphoid fracture?
If a scaphoid fracture isn’t identified promptly, this can lead to serious consequences, including:
- Reduced grip
- Avascular necrosis
3.) Can I make a claim for a scaphoid fracture?
Yes, you can make a claim for a scaphoid fracture if the injury was someone else’s fault or if the fracture has been misdiagnosed by a doctor.
4.) How much scaphoid fracture compensation will I get?
The compensation you receive from a scaphoid fracture claim depends on the severity of your injury and the impact. When calculating your scaphoid fracture compensation, our lawyers will take into account:
- The pain and suffering your injury has caused
- Any operations needed
- The length of time your injury has taken to heal
- The effect it has had on your life
- Whether any further treatment was needed
- Any financial losses incurred as a result of your injury.
5.) Is there a time limit on starting a scaphoid fracture claim?
Yes. You have three years from the date of your injury or diagnosis to make a scaphoid fracture claim. However, there are exceptions to the rule. To avoid any complications about time limits, we recommend speaking to one of our lawyers as soon as possible.
6.) How can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a claim?
At Thompsons Solicitors, our expert lawyers understand the frustration that comes with a misdiagnosis, and the potential pain and suffering it causes. With our expertise, we can run and win your claim and get you the maximum missed fracture compensation. What’s more, our specialist team will support you through every step of your scaphoid fracture claim and provide you with access to the services and treatment you need to aid your recovery.