WE HELP VICTIMS OF MISDIAGNOSED FRACTURES GET THE COMPENSATION THEY DESERVE
While a fracture doesn’t sound as serious as a broken bone, you’re never quite prepared for the financial and emotional impact that a misdiagnosed fracture can cause. When a fracture goes undiagnosed, it can lead to a host of problems in the future, including damage to blood vessels, infections, and pulmonary embolisms.
If you’ve been the victim of an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed fracture, you may be struggling with a myriad of burdens caused by injuries, pain, and dealing with insurance, all while trying to recover. You may want to consider consulting a Pennsylvania misdiagnosed fracture lawyer before you speak to insurance companies or sign any documents from the hospital, to make sure that all of your legal options are explored.
An experienced misdiagnosed fracture lawyer can help inform their clients on all of their rights, pursuing insurance claims, and understanding the legal process. We’ll use our education, experience, and training to make sure that you get full compensation for the injuries you suffered, whether that’s through a trial or a settlement.
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED AS THE RESULT OF A MISDIAGNOSED FRACTURE?
After an accident that causes injuries like a fractured bone, it’s a normal reaction to just want to return to the way life was before you suffered your injuries. The hospital may try to claim that they made an honest mistake, or try to make you a lowball offer that is barely enough to cover your medical bills. Consult with us if you have any questions. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE DETERMINED WHEN A FRACTURE IS MISDIAGNOSED?
If you suffered because of a misdiagnosed fracture, it’s possible that you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the medical facility or doctors that treated you as part of a medical negligence lawsuit. This means you must prove that the hospital failed to diagnose your fracture.
You may be able to claim medical negligence if the hospital or doctor failed to review medical records for pre-existing conditions like osteoporosis, or failed to conduct a thorough examination when initially examining you. You also may be able to claim negligence if a doctor or hospital fails incompetently interprets your diagnostic test results.
WHAT CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR A FRACTURE?
Symptoms of a bone fracture include:
- Intense pain
- Inability to bear weight on the fractured limb
- Limited movement of the affected area
Unfortunately, these symptoms can often be confused with a simple sprain. When this happens, a patient may continue exercising and using the fractured area of the body, leading to further injury.
CAN A DOCTOR BE WRONG ABOUT A FRACTURE?
Unfortunately, misdiagnosed fractures are a very common occurrence in Emergency Rooms, and often have very serious consequences. This is because a delay in treating a fracture can result in long term injuries and even disabilities, all of which can be very costly to treat and manage as time goes on.
DO YOU NEED A LAWYER AFTER A MISDIAGNOSED FRACTURE?
After suffering due to a misdiagnosed fracture, you will want to immediately consult with a PA personal injury attorney to make sure that all of your legal options are considered. Of course, it’s a normal reaction to just want to return to the way life was before you suffered your injuries, and it can often be daunting to imagine bringing a lawsuit against a large hospital or medical practice.
An experienced attorney can help you understand the full payout amount that you need to recover from your injuries. Some health issues related to misdiagnosed fractures can take months to become fully obvious, and if your payout doesn’t take this into account you could be left in a bad situation.
The costs involved and potential long-term consequences for your quality of life are very high, and without an experienced attorney at your side you will be at a significant disadvantage. Call us at (215) 525-6824 or reach out on our contact form for a free consultation about your misdiagnosed fracture case today.