Mr T, aged 26, fell onto his outstretched hand during a work party. He attended his local walk-in centre the following day, where he was reassured no damage had been done. Three weeks later, Mr T presented to his GP, as the wrist remained painful. He was referred for an urgent x-ray which revealed a fractured scaphoid. Conservative treatment was attempted but ultimately Mr T required several surgeries on his wrist and may require more in the future.
Had the scaphoid fracture been identified immediately, he was likely to have avoided all surgery. The claim was settled in the sum of £71,000