GP negligence claims
If your GP failed to diagnose your condition or made a mistake in treating you, the effects can be devastating. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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What are GP negligence claims?
Your GP is often the first place you go for medical help. It's important at this early stage that your symptoms are taken seriously and that you receive the correct medication, the most appropriate treatment and, if necessary, are referred to a specialist.
If your GP provided a poor standard of care and as a result, you’re suffering from a subsequent injury or illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.
How do I know if I have a claim for GP negligence?
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has in place to help GPs provide treatment and make referrals. Failure to follow those guidelines can result in negligent treatment or diagnosis and the patient can suffer as a result. Examples of these include:
If your condition has been made worse because your GP:
- Failed to make a diagnosis
- Failed to refer you to a specialist to obtain a diagnosis
- Failed to refer you for further tests to obtain a diagnosis
- Failed to read the results correctly which resulted in a misdiagnosis
If your condition has been made worse because your GP
- Didn’t conduct a physical exam
- Didn’t take your medical history into account
- Didn’t provide the correct medication
- Neglected you
How much can I claim for a GP negligence case?
Every case of negligence is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life.
How much time do I have to claim?
If you believe you have a claim, it's important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you'd suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for GP negligence, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)