Claimant receives compensation when a hospital repeatedly missed a scaphoid fracture

A Mistreatment.com panel solicitor recovered £30,000 for Mr. C in connection with the negligent treatment he received from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He attended the hospital’s A & E department on two occasions complaining of an injury to his right wrist.

It was not until the third attendance that x-rays were taken and he was diagnosed as having a fracture of the scaphoid bone in his right wrist.  A CT scan revealed a persistent fracture gap across the scaphoid waist, consistent with non-union.

He underwent open reduction and internal fixation with iliac-crest bone graft. The fracture failed to unite and he underwent a non-union procedure with vascularised bone graft from the palmar radius.  Notwithstanding these procedures, he was left with non-union of his scaphoid.

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