This case takes place in Connecticut and involves a female patient who presented to the defendant with pain and swelling in one of the joints of her left middle finger due to blunt injury. The patient first presented to the defendant several days after the initial injury with notable swelling on the joint in question. To assess the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, the defendant ordered multiple X-rays. The defendant diagnosed the patient with a sprained finger, and instructed her to move it as little as possible. Some time later, after experiencing increased pain in the joint, the patient went for a second opinion with another orthopedist. This orthopedist took another set of X-rays of both hands, at which point he noticed a fracture in the left middle finger. The patient was referred to a hand surgeon who informed her that since the injury was fairly old, it was too late to operate on the hand. The patient currently has decreased range of motion and chronic pain in the injured finger.