Unfortunately, such injuries are not always immediately obvious, and where tendon injury misdiagnosis occurs; there can be serious repercussions for the patient.
How Does Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Happen?
It’s no secret that our health service is overworked and underfunded; so where medical staffs are forced to do more, with less time and resources, accidents are more likely to happen. A patient may suffer a flexor tendon injury; and it may be dismissed as a more minor injury. A sufferer will experience tenderness, inflammation, swelling or numbness, and any damaged tendons require emergency surgery.
Surgery performed within 24 hours is consistently associated with higher success rates, and any delays can drastically reduce the chances of a complete recovery. Had a prompt diagnosis been given, the patient could have been saved the pain, suffering, and inconvenience, of a delayed diagnosis and delayed surgery. Our expert medical negligence solicitors have seen a variety of misdiagnosed tendon injury cases.
Our Missed Tendon Injury Claims Experience
When making a claim for misdiagnosed tendon injury compensation, we will assess the impact of the delayed diagnosis to gain a greater understanding of the possible threat posed to you, as a result of their negligence. If we can determine that complications and further suffering could have been avoided, we can build a case that medical practitioners and authorities will struggle to defend against.
Tendon Injury compensation claims can be made for a variety of reasons:
- If the injury isn’t diagnosed straight away, despite medical advice being sought
- If a delay in diagnosis has caused surgery to become more extensive
- If there is a failure to provide adequate therapy, damaging the chances of a successful recovery
Some victims often neglect to tell anyone about their potential delayed tendon injury surgery claim. These individuals may be unaware of their rights to claim, some may write it off as an unavoidable medical error. It is crucial that these people to come forward. By holding medical authorities to account for their medical malpractice, those that are claimed against often improve their procedures to prevent such errors from reoccurring; so in making a claim, not only will you be compensated for your inconvenience, but you will also be helping others to avoid further injury in future.
We recognise that victims of clinical negligence, and tendon injury misdiagnosis, will suffer more than just the inconvenience of pain and reduced mobility. Such injuries can result in lost earnings, which in turn can cause stress, and a number of other problems. Where one medical practitioner’s error makes your life needlessly difficult, you’re well within your rights to make a claim for the misdiagnosis of flexor tendon injury. Seeking advice early will help to move your claim along quickly, but it is also important because there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice, and support. We have specialist team of medical negligence solicitors in place, with a wealth of expertise and knowledge, that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Their years of legal service mean that it’s likely they will have overseen a case like yours in the past. This means that they can focus on the most critical evidence, and medical matters, from the outset when investigating your claim. This helps us to achieve the greatest possible success, allowing us to reward you with the flexor tendon injury compensation that you deserve.
You may be worried about the possible costs in pursuing your misdiagnosed tendon injury claim; so we have specialist teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we are likely to find a way to help.