Boston Orthopedic Negligence Attorney
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Boston orthopedic malpractice attorney Doctor Barry Lang, who is both a lawyer and doctor, can help determine if your injuries could have been compounded by a failure to diagnose a fracture. With a background in law and medicine, Dr. Lang understands the nature of your injuries, the proper procedures for determining the extent of your injuries, and the proper treatment for any fracture or broken bones.
Failure to Diagnose a Fracture
The failure to properly diagnose a fracture can occur when a doctor fails to order an x-ray or misreads an x-ray that indicates a bone fracture. While any fracture can worsen if undetected, some undiagnosed or misdiagnosed fractures can lead to serious complications. Some common examples are listed below:
- A failure to diagnose a hip fracture can lead to the need for a hip replacement
- A failure to diagnose a spinal cord fracture (or a fractured vertebra) can lead to permanent paralysis
- A failure to diagnose a neck fracture can lead to serious injury
- A failure to diagnose joint fractures can lead to a joint replacement
If you have questions concerning the possibility of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a bone fracture that led to a serious injury or permanent bone or joint damage, please schedule a free confidential consultation from an attorney who is also a medical doctor to assist you with your injury claim, by calling 617-720-0176 or toll free 800-LAWYERS, e-mailing us , or filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page. We are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.