wrongly informed about a broken ankle

#1 2012-07-15 15:29:58
rachel1704

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wrongly informed about a broken ankle

could you please help, I slipped on a kerb about 11 years ago. At the time I went to see the dr who informed me i had sprained it, having walked on it for several years, it had become very weak and would just give away, I then had an x ray on my ankle 4 years after being told it was sprained and in fact it was broken, this required an operation and 6 wekks off work. I am once again having several problems with my ankle, am awaiting further x ray results, could you please advise.

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#2 2012-07-16 17:03:22
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You may well have a possible claim for medical negligence.

Although the statute of limitation is 3 years from date of injury or date of knowledge whichever is the soonest, which means this rule you out of making a personal injury claim, the clock starts ticking once again from the date you were advised that your ankle was broken and misdiagnosed.

I would advise you to contact a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims who will obtain copies of your medical records and hospital records and be able to advise you, or alternatively drop me a message and I will be happy to put you in touch with someone reputable.

Do not whatever you do use any of the claims referral firms that frequent these boards, use only a proper regulated medical negligence law firm.

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#3 2012-07-30 19:51:21
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I have also recently been informed another abnormality in the same ankle, could somebody please advise or pass me details of who to get in touch with. thanks

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#4 2012-07-31 08:39:25
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rachel1704 wrote:

I have also recently been informed another abnormality in the same ankle, could somebody please advise or pass me details of who to get in touch with. thanks

If you are happy to provide a contact number, drop me a line and I will be happy to give you a call and provide you with some details of a firm that will be happy to help you

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#5 2012-08-02 12:52:31
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Mrs Rachel Stubbs - 07787124663. Many Thanks.

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#6 2012-09-15 08:36:16
rachel1704

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Tony Carter wrote:

rachel1704 wrote:

I have also recently been informed another abnormality in the same ankle, could somebody please advise or pass me details of who to get in touch with. thanks

If you are happy to provide a contact number, drop me a line and I will be happy to give you a call and provide you with some details of a firm that will be happy to help you

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#7 2015-11-21 12:28:40
Han

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7 weeks post surgery and it seems to get eaesir every day (except for when I overdue things, which I have a tendency to do!)  During my 6 week post check up last Tuesday, the physical therapist had me start putting 50lbs of weight on my bad foot.  He had me practice walking over a scale to get the feal of it. I am not sure how consistent I am going to be.  It's kind of hard guessing at 50lbs each step. I will still have to wear my boot for many more weeks, even for a while after I am full weight bearing.  I was really sore the second day and decided to rest the entire day, but I am back up and about. The PT also told me how important it is while walking and putting weight on that foot to wear the compression socks to help with the swelling, and believe me, the one time I was up and about without the compression sock I had quite a bit of swelling and it was a little painful, so I am wearing those socks for sure!  I should be adding 25lbs to my weight bearing about now, but I am just being extra careful and am a little behind.That's okay.  I know my body better than anyone else and I know what is tolerable for me.  I just really hope that everything heals well and there will be a whole lot less pain in the future.Kathryn   sure, feel free to email me anytime  and I am no expert, but I would answer anything that I have experienced or heard.  Oh, yea, the putting weight on my foot was a little scary, and the heel is the area that hurt the worst, but the screw was put up through the heel would make me believe yes it's going to hurt.  The doctor did mention if it continues to hurt after 6 months and it looks like all is fusing ok that he can easily remove the screw (no real recovery time to heal, just in and out)   I just don't remember him telling me that as a possibility before surgery. Maybe I should have asked more questions.  I see your surgery is Nov. 14,  the day before my mother's birthday!  Please keep in touch and I would love to hear how things are progressing for you!  Good luck and I will say a prayer for you.

#8 2016-11-22 09:22:04
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Yes, you may get in touch with a medical negligence claim firm, but you must check out their claims settlement history in advance. Look for accreditations that they have been awarded with e.g. their BBB rating etc.

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