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Wrist Fracture Missed Medical Negligence Claims Guide

This guide will provide all information you could need when making a claim for a wrist fracture that has been missed.

All medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients. This means they must always provide the correct standard of care to them. If a practitioner fails to adhere to this duty of care when treating a patient and causes a patient to suffer harm, this is known as medical negligence.

In this guide, we’ll discuss what evidence you would need to prove a missed wrist fracture resulted from medical negligence and the eligibility criteria that must be met to have a valid medical negligence claim.  

If you’d like to ask more questions or want to begin your medical negligence claim, you can use the contact information below to get in touch.

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  1. How Could A Wrist Fracture Be Missed?
  2. Can You Claim For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed?
  3. What Evidence Could Help In Hospital Negligence Claims?
  4. Compensation Amounts For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed
  5. Our Panel Of Solicitors Can Help You Claim For Medical Negligence On A No Win No Fee Basis
  6. Learn More About Claiming For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed

How Could A Wrist Fracture Be Missed? 

Suppose your wrist fracture is missed due to medical negligence, then you could be eligible to receive damages for any avoidable harm that has occurred. Medical negligence generally occurs when a practitioner deviates from the correct standards of care, causing the patient to suffer harm they would not have otherwise suffered. 

 Below are some examples of how medical negligence could lead to the misdiagnosis of a wrist fracture:

  • A doctor fails to listen to the symptoms the patient is describing. Therefore, this leads the doctor to diagnose a sprain rather than investigate the injury correctly. 
  • The doctor incorrectly interprets the X-ray. Therefore, you are not provided with the surgery you need to fix the fracture.  

There are different ways that your wrist fracture can be missed due to medical negligence. Because of this, our team of advisors will look at your claim on a case-by-case basis to determine if medical negligence occurred. 

Can You Claim For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed? 

In order to make a successful medical negligence claim for a missed wrist fracture, the misdiagnosis will need to have resulted from the practitioner that owed you a duty of care breaching it. The misdiagnosis will have then go on to cause you further harm that could have been avoided. It’s important that you’re able to identify that your wrist injury was exacerbated by negligence. 

In order to prove that medical negligence has taken place, it’s important to satisfy the criteria below.

  • Showing that you were owed a duty of care
  • Showing that this duty of care was breached
  • Highlighting how this breach caused you unnecessary harm. 

You would only be able to claim successfully if you could prove that the actions that led to your misdiagnosis went below the expected standard of care from the healthcare professional. In order to prove this, evidence is essential. We’ll discuss this evidence further below. 

But if you’d like to begin your claim, you can use the information above to contact one of our advisors. 

What Evidence Could Help In Hospital Negligence Claims? 

As stated above, you’ll have to provide evidence to prove that your injury was exacerbated by negligence. Below is a list of different types of evidence that you may be able to gather to support your claim.

  • Keeping a diary of your treatment and any symptoms you may have
  • Asking for copies of any medical records produced
  • Taking contact details of any potential witnesses.

A claim must be started within three years of the negligence or when you become aware of the medical negligence. This is outlined in The Limitation Act 1980. There are exceptions to this, so if you’d like to learn more, you can contact us anytime to talk to our advisors. 

Compensation Calculator For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed 

General damages compensation is one of the heads of claim that can lead to a person receiving compensation. These damages aim to compensate a person for the pain and suffering that negligence has caused. 

Below is a table of figures detailing compensation brackets. These figures come from the Judicial College Guidelines. They are used by solicitors to help value how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Wrist Injuries - a£47,620 to £59,860Injuries resulting in a complete loss of function in the wrist.
Wrist Injuries - b£24,500 to £39,170Injuries resulting in some useful movement, but there is large permanent disability.
Wrist Injuries - c£12,590 to £24,500
Less severe injuries where there is still some permanent disability.
Wrist Injuries - d£6,080 to £10,350
Recovery takes longer than 12 months, but is largely complete.
Wrist Injuries - eIn the region of £7,430An uncomplicated Colles' fracture
Wrist Injuries - f£3,530 to £4,740

Minor minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries. Full or virtually fully recovery within a year.
Less Serious Hand Injury£14,450 to £29,000Injuries which lead to largely impaired function with or without surgery.
Moderate Hand Injury£5,720 to £13,280Top of the bracket would be awarded where surgery has failed, and there is permanent disability. Bottom of the bracket is for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms.

It’s important to remember that these figures are not guaranteed.

When Can You Claim For Financial Losses In Medical Negligence Claims?  

You can also potentially claim for special damages. These are another head of claim that aims to reimburse you for any financial losses caused by medical negligence. 

This can include

  • Cost of care
  • Loss of earnings
  • Renovations 
  • Cost of medication

In order to receive special damages compensation, you’ll have to provide sufficient evidence. This can come in the form of bank statements, invoices or receipts.

Our Panel Of Solicitors Can Help You Claim For Medical Negligence On A No Win No Fee Basis 

You can contact us at any time by using the information below for advice on making a medical negligence claim. Should our advisors find that your case has a good chance of being awarded compensation they could connect you with a medical negligence solicitor from our panel. 

A solicitor providing services via a No Win No Fee agreement may use a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA. The solicitor will not require an upfront fee. Should the claim be unsuccessful, generally, no fee will be required to pay them for their services? However, your solicitor will deduct a percentage from the award under a CFA if your medical negligence claim is successful. This percentage is capped by the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.  

Want To Know If You Could Make A Medical Negligence Claim? Contact Us For Free Today 

If you’d like to begin your claim or have more questions about making a medical negligence claim, then you can contact us for free by using the contact information below. In just one phone call, you can be put through to a solicitor from our panel who could help you to build a compensation case. 

  • Fill out the contact us section of our website
  • Call one of our advisors on 0800 408 7826
  • Chat with one of our advisors by using the Live Support feature 

Learn More About Claiming For A Wrist Fracture That Has Been Missed

If you’d like to learn more about claiming for a wrist fracture that’s been missed, then you can read some of our other guides below.

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