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£12,225 awarded for delayed diagnosis of fractured little finger

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    Rebecca Callard acted for a 24 year old woman, who received £12,225 in damages for the failure to diagnose and treat a fracture and dislocation to the little finger of her left hand. Our client attended A&E a few days …

    By clinicalnegligence

Rebecca Callard acted for a 24 year old woman, who received £12,225 in damages for the failure to diagnose and treat a fracture and dislocation to the little finger of her left hand.

Our client attended A&E a few days after the injury when an x-ray showed a fracture of the finger but no treatment was provided.  Our client attended an arranged fracture clinic appointment a few days later and was told that she had actually only sustained bruising rather than a fracture and once again no treatment was provided.

When our client’s finger did not get any better over the course of a couple of weeks, she attended A&E once again and was this time advised that she had in fact fractured and dislocated her finger.  Our client needed an operation under general anaesthetic to repair her finger and now suffers from ongoing restrictive movement and discomfort due to the delay in diagnosis and treatment.

An out of court settlement was achieved in the sum of £12,225 to compensate our client for her pain and suffering.

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