Menu & Search

In 2004 Mrs B slipped on some ice and fell awkwardly, landing with most of her weight on her right wrist. After attending A&E, Mrs B was x-rayed but discharged after being told she had just suffered a sprain.

In fact, those x-rays revealed a subtle but visible scaphoid fracture that required prompt splinting to ensure the bone healed in the correct position. This was reported by the radiologist, but not communicated to Mrs B.

As a result of this Mrs B was allowed to continue with her usual activities for a further six years.

As the years passed Mrs B’s wrist became increasingly painful, particularly when she was participating in physical activity. She eventually returned to hospital where further x-rays revealed that the old fracture had not fully healed and had caused malformation in the wrist.

Mrs B required a major operation to reset her wrist. Unfortunately, due to the six year delay this was unsuccessful and another operation was required where the damaged bone had to be removed.

Mrs B has been left with permanent symptoms and a loss of function in her right wrist.

This case shows that even the subtlest injuries can have major long-term consequences. Communication from and between doctors is key to ensuring that patients receive timely and appropriate treatment and enjoy the best possible recovery.

Mrs B received £125,000 in compensation as a result of her injuries.

Find more information about medical negligence here

Settlement £125,000
Start Your Claim Today Call 01904 556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.


Get In Touch
Latest News

NHS declares national emergency over TPN IV feed shortage

The NHS has declared a national emergency over a shortage of intravenous feed, vital to hundreds of vulnerable patients. Total Parenteral Nutrition, also known […]

Read More

Experts Express Doubt On Announcement of ‘New’ Money for the NHS.

Boris Johnson has announced plans to spend £1.8bn more on the National Health Service. In a written statement, Johnson said: “It is thanks to […]

Read More

NHS Waiting Times Hit All Time High

Newly released figures have revealed that the number of NHS patients forced to wait more than six months for treatment has hit an all-time […]

Read More

Take a look back through our complete news archive

Follow us on Twitter

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the NHS when a mistake is made?

This video shows how the NHS react to mistakes in order to try and prevent mistakes from reoccurring.

https://t.co/EJnoCIwFvg

Following the Listeriosis outbreak, earlier this year, the Government has announced a review into hospital food, with the aim of improving public confidence by setting clear ambitions and delivering high-quality food.

https://t.co/mLF3Ktwkrv

Load More...