I’m very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. A cervical neck fracture is extremely serious, and if not properly treated can lead to horrible consequences. If your neck fracture was not properly diagnosed, you should speak with an attorney to learn more about your legal options.
Severe impacts and accidents can cause serious neck injuries and cervical neck fractures. Some common causes of cervical neck fractures include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, injuries in the workplace, and sports. When a cervical neck fracture occurs, there are some common symptoms. These include severe pain, numbness, a stiff neck, lack of mobility, muscle spasms, swelling and tenderness, and bruising.
Many people may assume that a neck fracture is very easy to diagnose. However, they are not always clearly apparent on an x-ray. Even if a patient visits a doctor with common symptoms of a neck fracture, doctors often fail to correctly diagnose it. The doctor may fail to properly read an x-ray, the images may not be taken correctly, or the doctor may not order an x-ray at all.
When a cervical neck fracture is not properly diagnosed, serious complications can result, including paralysis. If that occurs, the patient can seek compensation for injuries. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney at 310-385-0567 if your neck fracture was not properly diagnosed. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.