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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Failure to diagnose Paget’s disease

    There are diseases that can affect bones just as there are diseases that can affect other parts of the body. Paget’s disease is not perhaps one of the best-known in this area, but it still affects many people. All our bones renew themselves but in cases of Paget’s disease the bones are renewed more quickly than they should be.

    In some cases Paget’s disease won’t actually cause any symptoms or problems. However in other cases it can generate pain in the bones and sometimes deformities as well. Anyone noticing symptoms such as these should get in touch with their GP to find out more and to see whether a diagnosis can be made.

    In other cases the disease can be found when treating a patient for a broken bone. In this situation it will not be treated unless it is generating symptoms that are problematic or could become so. Fortunately there is a slim chance of a failure to diagnose Paget’s disease, although if this should occur it could jeopardise the condition of the patient in the future. This is important to note, as we will see here.

    Could your health be affected by a failure to diagnose Paget’s disease?

    Yes it could. While some people don’t experience any symptoms this does not apply to everyone. Even when someone without symptoms is diagnosed they will be monitored regularly to see if symptoms do start to crop up. If this occurs then treatment can be started at the earliest possible time to minimise any health problems. This can include medication as well as physical therapy to help with movement. Sometimes if a person experiences severe symptoms they can have surgery to try and improve things. It all depends on the individual situation and how bad the Paget’s disease has become.

    Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now by using our free 24/7 enquiry line

    If you want to make sure you know whether you could make a no win, no fee claim as a result of a failure to diagnose Paget’s disease, you should get in touch now. Accident Advice Helpline has assisted many patients in all kinds of situations and we might be in a position to help you too. Take the 30-second online test we have created so you can determine whether you should give us a call. Then to discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500. It could be the best call you have ever made.

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    Date Published: August 27, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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