Orthopaedic departments specialise in problems with bones, joints and ligaments. This means they cover a wide range of conditions and like much of the health service these departments can be seriously over worked and understaffed. As a result of these limitations, sometimes things can be overlooked, conditions wrongly diagnosed or even completely missed.
If you have been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis for an orthopaedic injury or illness, you may have long term consequences as a result and you will almost certainly be upset, angry, disappointed and feeling let down. We do understand how angry and upset you are, but we can help you to understand if you are in a position to be able to make a claim for orthopaedic negligence.
There are a huge range of injuries that an orthopaedic department will treat, but some of the most common ones which may result in medical negligence are:
- Not diagnosing fractures
- Missing cancer symptoms
- Hip Dysplasia
- A delay in diagnosing Compartment Syndrome
Missing a fracture will mean a lot of pain for you and also can cause long term health or mobility problems.
Compartment syndrome is a serious condition which is very painful and is caused by bleeding or swelling within muscle compartments. These compartments do not stretch easily and therefore if there is bleeding insider the compartments, the pressure increases massively. If diagnosis of this condition is delayed or missed and you do not receive the emergency surgery need to release the pressure you could suffer from permanent damage.
How can we help with your orthopaedic claim?
We know that you want to understand the process of making an orthopaedic claim and to decide if you would like to make a claim for compensation.
Our firm has been helping our clients now for over 40 years, and we can help you too if your situation means you are able to make a claim for compensation
To be able to understand your situation, we will offer you a Free Initial Claims Assessment and talk to you in detail about where you stand legally. We will explain everything clearly, using easy to understand language.
What will it cost to make a claim?
We will advise you fully on what options are available to you regarding funding your orthopaedic claim and we will be able to tell you what we think is the best option is for you.
Contact us now for a Free Initial Claims Assessment
Please call us today on 0800 020 9311 to make arrangement for a Free Initial Claims Assessment with us.
If you would prefer to make an enquiry online, you can complete our Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.