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Compensation Following Late Diagnosis of Fracture

06 October 2010

A man unfortunately suffered a long delay in diagnosis of a fractured arm due to the hospital failing to carry out x-rays. This GP negligence meant that when he was finally diagnosed, he was forced to undergo a very intrusive series of operations. It is expected that our client will make a good recovery. After a letter of claim had been sent liability was denied, with the argument being that the fracture occurred after the original accident. Their position was that the man had not given them an opportunity to diagnose the fracture earlier than when they actually did.

Witness evidence was about to be exchanged when the Defendant made an offer of £10,000 in August 2010. The offer was rejected and after some negotiation with our expert solicitors the case was settled for £12,500.