Failure to properly diagnose a fracture can lead to serious complications down the road. Your fracture may not heal correctly, and further medical treatment may be needed to fix the error. Often, this involves re-breaking and resetting the bone. This can extend your injury for weeks or even months.
If a doctor did not properly diagnose your fracture, you can hold that doctor accountable for your injuries. At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, we help victims of misdiagnosis and medical malpractice. Our attorneys can bring a claim against the medical professionals whose negligence led to your injury. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need to cover your medical costs, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury.
With offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, we serve throughout South Carolina.
Common Causes Of Misdiagnosed Fractures
Often, doctors misdiagnose a fracture by failing to order an X-ray or misreading an X-ray. This happens frequently in Urgent Care facilities and other walk-in clinics where doctors are often referred to as "docs-in-the-box."
Your doctor may have neglected to send the X-ray to a radiologist or he or she simply doesn't take the time to properly analyze the X-ray. Sometimes, these doctors have old X-ray machines that don't produce high-quality X-rays. Other times, the X-rays are analyzed by physician assistants who aren't properly trained.
When you work with our firm, we will perform a full investigation into the source of your misdiagnosis. We have experience reading medical reports and gathering the information necessary to build our clients' cases. Our attorneys have the knowledge, insight and experience to help you with your misdiagnosis claim.
Get Advice About Your Misdiagnosed Fracture
For a free, no-obligation consultation about your case, contact our firm online. You can also call us toll free at 800-648-2947. You will owe no attorneys' fees unless we secure compensation for you.