Claimant attended Trust A&E with back pain following a 25 foot fall from a climbing wall. X-rays taken but T11 fracture missed and Claimant discharged. Fracture was identified at subsequent review of X-ray and Claimant returned to hospital where a plan for conservative management was formulated.
Claimant alleged that the negligent delay in diagnosis caused him two weeks of additional pain and suffering.
Breach of duty admitted. Out of court settlement: £3,500 (General Damages).