GPs are frequently the first doctors to whom you turn when you are unwell. However, GPs provide “general” advice and sometimes your condition may require the views of specialists, so it is important the GP realises when they need to refer you on to such a specialist.
GPs can also make mistakes when diagnosing your illness and provide incorrect treatment or fail to refer you to an appropriate specialist. If it can be proven that the standard of care you received fell below the required levels, you can claim compensation by contacting our medical negligence solicitors that specialise in GP claims.
Our Client Promise
Our expert medical negligence lawyers will be able to advise you on whether you have a good chance of claiming compensation, as well as assessing your claim’s value. All of our initial consultation work is free and the vast majority of claims go on to be funded by a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”).
We pride ourselves on our customer service. As part of our customer promise, we will seek to obtain an early settlement for you. In some cases we are able to obtain interim compensation payments on your behalf that can be used to pay for your continuing care or reduce any financial hardship you may be suffering as a result of your injury. We also aim to ensure that you get all the rehabilitation support that you need.
Common GP Claims
Examples of GP mistakes where a negligence claim may lie can include the following: –
- Failure to diagnose – This can occur in serious conditions such as appendicitis, meningitis, cancer or a brain tumour or heart problems.
- Failing to refer to an appropriate specialist.
- Prescribing inappropriate medication.
Starting your claim
When you contact us we will first seek to understand the nature of the injury you have experienced and establish whether you received negligent care.
Once we have established the facts, we will be able to provide you with some initial advice. Our dedicated team of solicitors will also talk you through the claim process so you can make an informed decision about whether to progress your claim.
Call our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 for a free consultation or contact us online.