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A man is considering legal action against a hospital after doctors allegedly failed to diagnose his broken hip, resulting in him being wheelchair bound for 18 months. The man alleges that he sought medical treatment after feeling intense pain in his left leg. Doctors who examined the x-ray apparently missed the fracture and sent him home. The error was discovered when his x-ray was reviewed 18 months later after he complained to his GP of continuing pain. The hospital has offered the man a hip replacement operation. In another case, a woman was sent home with a broken neck with only painkillers for treatment. She later discovered the misdiagnosis.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Enfield Independent
About: Man suffers from misdiagnosed broken hip for 18 months
Date: 31 January 2005
Source: Enfield Independent
Author: Pete Sherlock
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