Spinal Fracture Treatment Delays & Diagnosis Errors

Spinal fractures differ from fractured limbs due to the risk of loose bone fragments potentially pinching or damaging the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Spinal fracture errors and mistreatment can occur where there is a failure or delay in diagnosing a spinal fracture, a delay in providing treatment and errors in reviewing scans and tests.

Types of Spinal Fractures Treatment Delays & Diagnosis Errors

The diagnosis and treatment of a spinal fracture requires a high level of care by healthcare professionals however, unfortunately circumstances may arise where errors occur. Examples can include:

  • A delay or failure in diagnosing fractures such as a compression fracture, wedge fracture, burst fracture and flexion-distraction fracture
  • A failure or delay in providing emergency stabilisation such as a cervical collar and back board
  • Where a healthcare professional fails to carry out adequate physical, neurological and imaging tests such as CT and MRI scans
  • Errors in reviewing spinal scans resulting in a missed diagnosis
  • Delay in providing treatment for a fractured spine such as spinal fusion surgery, kyphoplasty or bone graft surgery
  • Misdiagnosis of a fractured spine
  • A delay in diagnosis leading to conditions such as osteopetrosis, loss of bladder function, bleeding, spinal infection, hip problems, spinal fluid leaks and non-union of spinal fractures

Such complications can have a significant effect on the patient’s psychological and psychical health including paralysis, nerve damage and further injury. If you or a loved one has suffered any form of spinal fracture errors, Mistreatment.com is here to help. 

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What can I claim for in a successful medical negligence claim?

In successful spinal injury negligence compensation claims our specialist medical negligence solicitors have experience in recovering compensation, as well as arranging any necessary services to improve the client’s quality of life. 

  • Compensation for the Injury or Loss
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Interim Compensation Payment
  • Private Medical Treatment Costs
  • Care & Case Management Costs
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Housing Adaptation & Relocation
  • Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
  • Compensating Dependants (Spouse/Children)
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  • Special Adapted Vehicles
  • Recovering The Legal Costs

As each enquiry is unique the advice given will be tailored to the individual circumstances of the client.

About Our Medical Negligence Teams

Mistreatment.com is comprised of specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors throughout England and Wales. Mistreatment.com are committed in fighting for truth and justice, raising clinical standards and ensuring you or your loved ones receive the compensation you deserve under a no win no fee basis. Find out more about members of our spinal injury negligence compensation team…

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We understand each patient’s circumstances are unique, however with our specialist medical negligence solicitors and barristers Mistreatment.com are able to provide you with support, guidance and access to justice. Our commitment is to offer you:

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