If you have suffered permanent bodily harm or have had to go through unnecessarily painful surgery due to the delayed diagnosis of a broken bone, you may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital responsible.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have decades of experience helping clients statewide pursue compensation for failure to diagnose and other forms of medical negligence. From our office in Myrtle Beach , we serve throughout South Carolina.
Were You Told Your Broken Bone Was A Sprain?
All too often, broken bones are misdiagnosed as sprains, and people whose bones need to be set promptly are instead sent home, allowing their injuries to become more serious. When a broken bone is not treated promptly, it can have consequences such as the following:
- A permanent, profound limp or other disability
- Nerve damage
- A lifelong need for ankle support devices
- A need for surgery to re-break and set the bone
Often, understaffing plays a role in the misdiagnosis of broken bones. For instance, when a radiologist is not available at a hospital, an X-ray may be read by an emergency room doctor who is not as experienced at interpreting the results of imaging tests. In such cases, the hospital or medical group — and not just the attending physician — may be held liable for any injuries you suffer.
We Hold Medical Care Providers To Account
Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to pursuing fair compensation for the victims of broken bone misdiagnosis. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today. You can call us at 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless we recover compensation in your case.