Last year in May I badly hurt my ankle.
It was massively swollen and bruised
(I can upload a picture if required).
I had damaged my right ligaments in the past and had gone to the hospital and been told just to rest it for a few days.
With this in mind, I did not go to hospital for 4 days assuming it was just ligament
However, after 4 days the pain was much greater than previous + was much more swollen and bruised.
I decided I would go to hospital.
Note, I was able to limp on it, but not put much weight at all on it.
I went to Accident and Emergency and because it had been 4 days, I was subjected to 'Triage' and a Nurse gave me a lookover.
I told her I believed I had fractured it as well as ligament damage.
She claimed because I could put some weight on it, it was very unlikely to be a fracture and decided that I did not need an X-Ray.
She advised me to go home and rest it.
Over the next few months my ankle was in agony daily,
I struggled to put proper weight on it for about 4 months and could not do any sport for 7 months.
Even after this, I could not properly participate in sports and stopped after a few weeks.
I still had pain in the ankle (even when lying still and sleeping, it would be sore after walking for 5 minutes etc)
After 11 months of pain, I decided to go private to get the issue fixed.
I was given a procedure to repair the ligaments and during this procedure, there was 5mm of bone snapped off in my ankle (the fracture I had suspected).
Now, if I had been given the X-Ray when I went to A&E this fracture would have been spotted and I could have received the correct treatment at the time and would not have had to have a year of agony and being unable to enjoy sports.
Does anyone think that I have a case?
This is my ankle at the time I went to hospital
I'm not sure the photo has worked, I do not have enough posts to post a link to it either.
Hopefully this has attached now