Supracondylar Fracture Claim
It is everyone’s dream to live life full of joy and health. However, this dream can be cut short by accidents or some unpredictable events we have no control over. Supracondylar fracture being one of the things that can bring much pain to us is a common case especially to young children and still growing teenagers. You are entitled to fair treatment until you completely heal. Suppose you find out that something was wrong on the doctor’s part, you are legally entitled to file for a compensation claim for the trouble they made you go through. Call Tylers today on 0800 699 0079.
What is a Supracondylar Fracture?
Supracondylar fracture is a medical term used to refer to a fracture of the distal humerus slightly above the epicondyles. It is the most common fracture in children with rare cases of adults suffering from it. If not taken care of, often, it usually leads to more serious and damaging complications. Supracondylar Fracture is classified into two categories, the flexion type, and the extension type based on the nature of the displacement of the distal portion of the bone. Extension type is the most common type averaging to about 95% of all Supracondylar fractures while flexion types only accounts to 5% of all Supracondylar fracture cases.
What are the symptoms and how is the diagnosis done?
It is a condition that often occurs when someone falls on an outstretched hand which then results to pain, followed by swelling and later the affected elbow becomes immobile. As a result of the fracture, consequently, it usually results to Neurovascular complications which are seen to cause more excruciating pain. The arteries and tendons becomes so sensitive resulting to even more pain.
If you suspect that you may have suffered this type of injury, you are advised to visit a doctor who will use an X-ray to ascertain whether it is Supracondylar fracture or just another complication. In cases where identifying the fracture becomes difficult, often a sail sign is used. Using an X-ray of the injured elbow and one of the opposing elbow, the doctor is able to tell whether truly you suffered a fracture or not.
How is the treatment done?
Upon identifying that you truly suffered a Supracondylar fracture, the doctor, after ascertaining the level of injuries on the arteries, nerves and other blood vessels recommends a surgery which will be performed to improve the result of the displaced fractures.
What is a Supracondylar Fracture Claim?
Supracondylar claim is a claim made by a patient who suffered; physically, emotionally, psychologically and financially as a result of medical negligence on the part of the doctors or had to financially spend undergoing treatment of the Supracondylar Fracture which was subjected to them by someone else. It can be due to misdiagnosis or wrong treatment which led to prolonged healing or resulted to further damages. The claim can be made anytime from the time one realises that there was negligence on the part of the doctor, or when they are ready to accuse someone responsible for their suffering after confirming that indeed they sustained Supracondylar fracture.
How to make a Supracondylar compensation claim
The first thing you need to do is visit lawyers with knowledge in this type of injuries and claims. Like in our case, we will have to go through your story and documents before advising you on what to do. Depending on the information you present to us, and the evidence we collect, we can be able to advise you whether you have a claim or not. If you truly have a claim, it will be up to us to see that you get justice and the compensation you deserve.
Are you a No Win, No Fee Claims Solicitor?
Yes. Just like with other injury claims and medical negligence cases, once you present your case to lawyers, they carry out an intense perusal on its nature using the information you have provided them with. If they believe that in deed you have a case, the solicitor will come up with a plan of how you will pay. Usually, clients with this kind of claims are not charged until the case is closed, and if the compensation is awarded, then you get charged otherwise, you will not be charged anything.
How much compensation can you claim?
The compensation you claim is determined by the nature of suffering you went through, financially, emotionally and physically and the effects that will result from the negligence. For instance, in Manchester, a 15 years old boy who was misdiagnosed through her solicitor filed a claim accusing the doctors of negligence was awarded £45,000 comments being that he had to go through many months of physiotherapy to heal which cost his parents a lot. More so, he was left with the inability to extend his right arm fully. Another case still here in London, a 21 year old girl was assaulted, an ordeal that left her with a Supracondylar fracture on her left hand filed a claim and was gracefully awarded £15,000 which were to be paid by the accused beside other assault charges.
Where can I find more information?
For further inquiries, or any query about Supracondylar compensation claim, feel free to visit our offices or call us directly using the numbers provided in our website.