GPs are the core of the NHS. More than 90% of the NHS’s work is done by GPs. Rightly, many of us trust and rely on support from our family doctor. However, if you feel your doctor has been negligent in dealing with you, speak to one of our expert medical negligence solicitors about your GP negligence claim.
GPs manage day-to-day problems and, although they are not usually specialists, they should know when to refer a patient to a more specialist doctor. Unfortunately, in common with all professionals, sometimes GPs make mistakes and those mistakes can be devastating.
Common GP negligence claims
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is putting guidelines in place to help GPs provide treatment and make referrals. Failure to follow those guidelines can result in negligent treatment, including:
• Failing to diagnose meningitis
• Failing to diagnose brain haemorrhage
• Failing to refer a patient for cancer investigations
• Failing to make planned referrals
• Prescribing the wrong medication/misprescriptions
• Failing to diagnose unstable angina, leading to cardiac arrest.
Our approach to GP negligence claims
Our expert medical negligence solicitors have obtained compensation in claims for negligence against GPs. It is important to choose lawyers with the specialism and expertise to help you. We have a track record of expertise in successfully handling GP negligence claims, and will be able to advise you on funding options and any time constraints within which you have to bring a GP negligence claim.
Contact us about your GP negligence claim
Please call 0800 916 9049, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the short online enquiry form. Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors offer a free initial consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your accident and to help you understand whether or not you have a case.