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Orthopaedic and missed fracture claims

Claim compensation for broken bones or negligent orthopaedic surgery

From multiple broken bones to missed fractures and orthopaedic surgery errors, our medical negligence solicitors are experienced in securing substantial compensation to help you recover and regain your independence.

Call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online to arrange your free, no-obligation claim assessment with a specialist solicitor. They will discuss your experience with you, advise you on whether you have grounds to claim compensation and walk you through your funding options, including ‘no win, no fee’.

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Missed fracture claims

Missed fracture compensation claims are relatively common because some bone injuries have a very narrow window in which to diagnose and treat the fracture to ensure proper healing.

If a bone fracture is missed or misdiagnosed, it can cause serious complications, such as disfigurement, disability or severe infection, and the injured person may be entitled to compensation.

Examples of missed fracture claims include:

  • A doctor diagnosing a broken ankle as merely a sprain
  • A medical professional failing to spot a break or fracture on an X-ray
  • A poorly taken X-ray that doesn’t show the fracture site

If you believe you may have a missed fracture claim, call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online. Our medical negligence team has successfully claimed compensation for patients whose fractures have either been missed or were not properly treated and fixed, resulting in lifelong deformities and serious financial losses.

Claim compensation for multiple broken bones

If you have sustained multiple broken bones or fractures in a serious accident that wasn’t your fault, such as a high-speed road collision or a fall from height, our personal injury solicitors have the expertise and years of experience you need to bring a successful compensation claim.

Your solicitor will work closely with consultants and treating doctors to help you rebuild your life, obtain the best medical care and rehabilitation for as long as it’s needed, and maximise the compensation due to you.

Orthopaedic surgery claims

Although common, a hip or knee replacement is a major operation with the risk of serious complications that may cause lifelong difficulties. Potential problems may be far more complex if the surgery is needed urgently.

On occasion, complications during orthopaedic surgery may be due to negligence. For example, if the surgeon used the wrong prosthetic or poorly positioned your prosthetic, or you were left with a serious infection like sepsis, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Compartment syndrome

A rare complication of fractures can be compartment syndrome, which, if unrecognised, can result in further surgery to reduce swelling, most commonly in the compartments around the lower limbs. Failure to recognise and treat compartment syndrome promptly can result in severe damage to tissue and blood vessels, and potentially lead to significant and disfiguring scarring, risks of complication in later life, and even amputation.

Spinal surgery compensation claims

Complications in spinal surgery can have devastating consequences, sometimes causing irreversible damage to the spinal cord, which can result in loss of sensation and even paralysis. Sadly, very occasionally, these complications are the result of surgical errors or negligent care. Compensation in successful surgical negligence claims can be significant because the amount needed to provide long-term care to a patient no longer able to look after themselves can run into millions of pounds.

Why choose us for your missed fracture claim?

  • Trusted medical negligence solicitors – with members of our team accredited by The Law Society and AvMA’s specialist panels.
  • Winning record with complex claims – we have a proven history of successfully recovering life-changing compensation for our clients.
  • Supportive and empathetic approach – we will guide you through each step of the claims process and regularly update you on its progress.
  • A partner by your side – your claim will be overseen by an experienced and senior medical negligence solicitor, so you receive the highest quality advice.
  • Connections to leading medical experts – we have links to a network of specialists who will fully assess your missed fracture claim, helping you get the maximum compensation.

Start your orthopaedic surgery or missed fracture claim today

Get in touch online or call 0800 316 8892 to book a free, no-obligation consultation with a medical negligence solicitor. They will advise you on how likely your claim is to be successful and explain the funding options available to you, including ‘no win, no fee’, should you decide to move forward.

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Marguarita Tyne

Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Marguarita Tyne is a claimant clinical negligence solicitor who investigates and brings claims on behalf of patients who have been injured during the course of their medical treatment, acting mainly (but not exclusively) for brain injury claimants in high value and often complex litigation.
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Kerry Fifield

Partner and Clinical Negligence Team Manager

Kerry’s primary focus is the needs of the client and their family when pursuing a claim, taking into account that each client is an individual with specific requirements who needs to be supported in addition to the legal investigation.
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