Misdiagnosing Fractures Leads To Further Harm

Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in medical malpractice cases are bone fractures. Symptoms of bone fractures include bruising or swelling, intense pain, inability to put weight on the area and limited limb movement.

Often patients suffering from bone fractures are misdiagnosed by emergency room doctors as having sprains. If the patients are allowed to continue exercising and using the fractured area of the body, they could further injure themselves.

At Webb & Taylor, LLC, we understand how it can feel to have your trust broken by medical professionals. If you have been further injured by misdiagnoses, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Types Of Fractures

There are many types of bone fractures, but we compiled a list of the most common misdiagnoses:

Stress Fractures

These most commonly occur due to overuse or overtraining. Stress fractures happen when overloaded muscles are no longer able to absorb the repeated impact. The overworked muscles then transfer the load to the bone and the result is a small crack. These can be difficult to diagnose as they come slowly over time and are brought on by collective injuries.

Talus Fractures

These are frequently misdiagnosed as sprains due to the similarity in symptoms. These fractures are caused by incidents such as falling from a height and landing on your feet, horseback riding accidents, automobile accidents or other impacts to the lower leg and foot.

Wrist Fractures

These are usually a result of catching yourself from a fall. Wrist fractures are another fracture with similar symptoms to a sprain, making misdiagnoses common.

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