Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims

Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims

Medical practitioners have a duty of care. If you have suffered with a tendon injury the doctor treating you has a duty to ensure it is diagnosed and treated properly. If he or she fails to do so they have breached their duty of care which can lead to tendon injury misdiagnosis claims.

It is so important to seek legal advice if this has happened. Our team of solicitors are specialists in dealing with claims for tendon injury misdiagnosis claims. They can provide advice and support throughout this process.

If you have a claim for tendon injury misdiagnosis compensation you need to act quickly. There are strict time limits with bringing a claim.

Our Solicitors are experts in Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.

 

What is a Tendon Injury?

Tendon injuries are not always obvious and therefore sadly it can be common for these to be missed. If missed, this can have serious consequences for the patient.

Tendons are strong bands or cords of tissue which attach the muscle to the bone. They help the bones and joints move when the muscles contract. The main types of tendon injuries which can occur are:

  • Tendonitis- this is where the tendon is inflamed.
  • Tendinopathy- this is where there is a gradual deterioration in the condition of the tendon.
  • Tendon rupture- A sudden tear in the tendon.
  • Tenosynovitis- this is where the protective sheath which protects the tendon is inflamed.

Tendon injuries can occur in different parts of the body such as shoulders, elbows, knees, wrist, fingers, and back of heels. Medical professionals need to examine all parts of the body fully in order to avoid Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims.

What Causes a Tendon Injury?

Tendon injuries usually occur during sporting activities which involve sudden or sharp movements. They can also occur following repetitive activities such as regularly using a keyboard. This is known as repetitive strain injury.

Medical professionals should investigate your background, recent activity and day to day activity in order to diagnose tendon injuries. If they fail to do this it can lead to Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims.

 

What Are The Symptoms of Tendon Injury?

It is not always clear when you have suffered a tendon injury however the usual symptoms are:

  • Pain which worsen on moving the affected area
  • A sensation of grating and cracking when moving the affected area
  • Swelling and redness
  • A lump affecting a tendon
  • Stiffness in the affected area
  • Weakness in the affected area

In some cases the tendon can rupture. If this happens, the pain is sudden and severe, which may eventually settle into a dull ache. Medical professional must be aware of the symptoms of tendon injuries in order to effectively diagnose the injury. If they are not, incidents of misdiagnosis will happen leading to Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims.

How is a Tendon Injury Treated?

There are several ways to treat a tendon injury. These include:

  • Physiotherapy treatment

This involves a special exercise programme to help stretch and strengthen the tendon.

Your GP can refer you for physiotherapy treatment. Once assessed by a physiotherapist they should advise you on ways to improve your injury through various exercise techniques.

  • Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid is injected into the injured tendon. This will reduce the pain and inflammation. Unfortunately the effect of the injections is not permanent and only lasts a few weeks. They can often be repeated so long as there is a period of about 6 weeks between each treatment.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

This is usually a treatment option offered to patients where other treatment has not been successful. It involves passing shock waves through the skin to the affected area. It is believed that helps to break down the deposits that have built up in the injured tendon and can promote healing.

  • Surgery

Surgery to repair a tendon injury can carry risks such as scarring, rupturing the affected tendon and wound infection.

The surgery can be used to remove the damages section of the tendon, encourage the tendon to heal, repair the ruptured tendon, or remove the deposits which have formed in the tendon.

If the tendon injury has occurred in the shoulder and knee then keyhole surgery known as an arthroscopy is carried out. This type of surgery can reduce any scarring and the recovery time is much quicker.

 

Our Solicitors are experts in Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.

 

How Does a Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Occur?

Unfortunately there are incidents where tendon injuries have been misdiagnosed as a more minor injury such as a sprain. This is not always the case but can happen. Where our health service is underfunded and overworked these medical mistakes can happen. If they do and you have suffered medical harm it often leads to tendon injury misdiagnosis claims.

If you have suffered a damaged tendon emergency surgery may be required. If so, then the surgery should be carried out as quickly as possible. If carried out within 24 hours then you have a greater chance of the surgery being successfully and avoiding any long term problems.

Our medical negligence solicitors have handled many tendon injury claims and can guide you through the claims process. Types of tendon injury misdiagnosis includes:

  • Where the doctor has not diagnosed the injury straightaway
  • Where there is a failure to provide the correct treatment or start the treatment straight away
  • Where the doctor’s mistake has led to more extensive surgery

These are just a few examples. You may have suffered a tendon injury misdiagnosis through a different set of circumstances. This does not matter and our tendon injury misdiagnosis claims   solicitors will be able to help. If you wish to discuss your case then call us on 0800 999 3372or complete our Free Assessment and one of our advisors can contact you.

 

What If I Am Unsure If I Want To Claim?

Tendon injury misdiagnosis claims can help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made at the hospital where you received treatment.

It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have even had to undergo further corrective surgery to try and put things right. You may have had to take time off work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.

This is where it helps to get legal representation and advice about your options. Our medical negligence solicitors can be there for you during this difficult time.

 

No Win No Fee Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims

Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.

Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.

 

How Much Compensation For Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims?

The amount of compensation you could receive for tendon injury misdiagnosis claims varies depending on the impact of the medical mistake. The amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the extent of your suffering and the details of your case. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.

Our team of solicitors who specialise in medical negligence can help. If you telephone on 0800 999 3372 or fill in the contact us form, and let one of our advisers know what has happened, they can tell you if you have a claim for compensation.

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