Ruptured bicep compensation claims
Updated: October 8, 2018
A ruptured bicep is a painful injury that if not treated within weeks of injury can become very serious. Despite this GP referrals are often fumbled meaning the optimum treatment window is missed.
A ruptured bicep is when the bicep muscle becomes detached from the elbow. The condition is relatively easy to diagnose with visible symptoms that include bruising, weakened elbow and a disproportionate bulge in the upper arm.
Quittance Solicitors often clinical negligence claims for men in their 30's to 50's who have over exerted themselves in the gym and experienced a painful rupturing of the bicep.
Typically the suffered will then either attend And E or visit their GP.
Why is it so important to treat the injury quickly
The bicep muscle cannot reattach itself to the bone at the elbow. Even if this was possible under the natural healing process, the bicep has contracted to the upper arm and the lower part of the muscle is no longer proximate to the elbow. After a few weeks the bicep will shorten further and car tissue will form. AT this stage operating becomes significantly more complicated and more likely to fail.
It is therefore critical that an immediate referral is made without delay.Back to top
Undiagnosed bicep rupture
All too often the condition is not correctly diagnosed. It is also common for the condition to be correctly diagnosed without an understanding of how serious such an injury can be.
It may be suggested that you have over trained and should rest or that you should take more care next time and lift lighter weights. The patient will probably follow this advice only to return to their GP weeks later and outside the optimum treatment window.Back to top
GP failure to refer
Another scenario is when a doctor or GP correctly identifies the condition but either forgets to send a letter of referral or doesn't stress the urgency of treatment when doing so.Back to top
Do I have a claim for ruptured bicep medical negligence?
If you have experienced a bicep rupture and have either been misdiagnosed or the victim of a fumbled hospital referral, you may have a claim.
Untreated bicep rupture injuries can seriously impair the strength of the arm and can have a life altering impact.
Quittance's panel of solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum compensation for clinical negligence following bicep rupture. Contact us no for a no obligation assessment of your circumstances.Back to top
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The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our clinical negligence compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.Back to top
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Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
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