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Alleged Hospital Misdiagnosis of Hip Injury Leaves Teenager in a Wheelchair

Alleged Hospital Misdiagnosis of Hip Injury Leaves Teenager in a Wheelchair

victim of hip injury misdiganosis

The family of a schoolgirl from Scarborough who say blunders by staff at their local hospital left her in a wheelchair are now suing for compensation on her behalf.

Doctors at Scarborough Hospital failed to diagnose a serious hip injury to the girl, now 14, during examinations over a period of almost two years, the family claims. She has been left with one leg six centimetres shorter than the other, and severe mobility problems, and now needs crutches or a wheelchair to get around, it is claimed.

To discuss a potential case of hospital misdiagnosis or negligence please contact us on 01895 207835 or 01895 207295. Alternatively, please email us at PI@ibblaw.co.uk or complete our online form. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the circumstances of your injury and a No-Win No-Fee Agreement, so there is no financial risk involved if you are not successful.

capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip. For reasons that are not well understood, the ball at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) slips off in a backward direction. This is due to weakness of the growth plate. Most often, it develops during periods of accelerated growth, shortly after the onset of puberty.

The condition is diagnosed based on a careful history, physical examination, observation of the gait/walking pattern, and X-rays of the hip. The X-rays help confirm the diagnosis by demonstrating that the upper end of the thigh bone does not line up with the portion called the femoral neck.

Compensation for victims of medical misdiagnosis and negligence

You are entitled to expect a certain standard of treatment from those providing medical assistance to you. If this treatment falls below standard you may be entitled to recover the cost of the private medical treatment needed to correct the failings on the part of those originally treating you. Our goal at IBB Solicitors is to obtain justice for victims of the negligence by others, by securing compensation that reflects their pain and suffering, as well as related financial losses including loss of earnings, treatment costs and specialist care costs.

If you believe that you have suffered harm as a result of a delayed or misdiagnosis, or from negligence resulting from the actions of your GP, consultant, surgeon, nurse, dentist or other health care provider contact our medical negligence solicitors today. We offer a No-Win No-Fee Agreement so there is no financial risk involved if you are not successful. To discuss your case or to make an appointment please contact us on 01895 207835 or 01895 207295. Alternatively, please email us at PI@ibblaw.co.uk or complete our online form.