Delay in Diagnosis of Femoral Neck Fracture Results in Constant Pain and Nonfunctional Hip

Client presented to his family physician with a chief complaint of pain his left hip. The doctor prescribed pain medications and sent the client home blaming the pain on a running injury. However, client’s pain his hip continued and eventually radiated through his leg and knee. Despite the continuing symptoms, client’s doctors misdiagnosed what was a left femoral neck fracture for 6 months, instead sending client to physical therapy, which aggravated the fracture. This delay in diagnosis left client with constant pain and a nonfunctional hip. Neck injury malpractice claim pursued by Rosen Louik & Perry, The Caring Lawyers. This case settled for $650,000.00.

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