When you are injured whilst playing sport, you hope to receive the best possible medical treatment to enable you to make a quick recovery. However, unfortunately sometimes patients do not receive the most appropriate investigations or treatment.
Medical negligence relating to sports injuries can occur in a number of different ways. It can include situations where the correct investigations have not been performed; there has been a delay in diagnosing an injury; there has been a misdiagnosis of an injury; or the actual treatment of the injury may be performed in a substandard manner, for example during the medical treatment of an injury, during surgery, or during rehabilitation. This can delay the patient’s recovery, or make an injury much worse.
The most common type of sports injuries are orthopaedic injuries, including fractures and ligament injuries. If there is a delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or substandard treatment of a fracture or ligament injury then this can cause long term problems, which may have been avoided if the patient had received the most appropriate investigations and treatment.
If you have suffered from a sports injury and you feel it was not investigated or treated appropriately, and you have experienced additional pain and suffering, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Stephensons' clinical and medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience in handling cases relating to sports injuries for free initial advice call us on 0844 488 9090 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you to discouss your situation.
Areas of specialism
- Ligament injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Vascular injuries
- Facial injuries
- Soft tissue injuries