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£12,500 compensation for delayed diagnosis of ankle fracture

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    Rebecca Callard acted for a 62 year old man, who received £12,500 following the delay in diagnosing an ankle fracture. Our client fell down stairs and attended the A&E department of his local hospital, complaining of ankle pain and difficulty …

    By Rebecca Callard

Rebecca Callard acted for a 62 year old man, who received £12,500 following the delay in diagnosing an ankle fracture.

Our client fell down stairs and attended the A&E department of his local hospital, complaining of ankle pain and difficulty walking.  He was subsequently diagnosed with an ankle sprain and no x-ray was taken.

A couple of weeks later, our client re-attended hospital with ongoing ankle pain. An x-ray revealed that he had suffered a fracture to his medial malleolus and he was fitted with a plaster backslab. The delay in diagnosis meant that he was unable to have surgery to repair the fracture. The delay in treatment also meant that our client suffers from ongoing pain and discomfort, symptoms of progressive osteoarthritis and a risk of requiring future treatment.

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