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Failure to treat orthopaedic injuries properly - scaphoid fractures


Our medical negligence solicitors acted on behalf of a young man who injured his wrist falling onto his out-stretched hand. He presented to A&E in pain; was x-rayed and told that there was no sign of a fracture. He was not told to come back if the pain continued.

Some months later, because of ongoing pain, he saw his GP and was referred to hospital for a further x-ray. This revealed a non-united scaphoid fracture. It was necessary for him to undergo surgery on two occasions to try and resolve the problem. He is, however, left with some limitation of movement and some stiffness and pain, particularly in cold weather. Liability for his injury was admitted and the claim was settled without court proceedings.


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