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GP negligence compensation claims

  • GPs manage day-to-day problems. They do not specialise in any one particular area of medicine but rather offer routine healthcare and asses a variety of different conditions including illnesses and injuries. Since a family doctor is required to have some understanding of a broad range of physical and psychological conditions, their job can be difficult and challenging. Because of this, occasionally mistakes are made.
  • The most common mistakes include delayed diagnosis and referral.
  • If you think you have suffered due to negligence, you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible.

What is GP negligence?

GP negligence refers to a situation where a general practitioner fails to provide the expected standard of care to a patient, resulting in harm or injury. This can include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to refer to a specialist, or prescribing the wrong medication.

What is a GP negligence claim?

A GP negligence claim is a legal action taken against a general practitioner for failing to provide an acceptable standard of care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. This can include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, incorrect treatment, or failure to refer to a specialist.

Sarah Stanton

Sarah Stanton

Partner | Medical negligence

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Gatekeepers to the NHS

GPs decide whether or not they should treat you themselves, or if a referral to a specialist would be more appropriate. Although GPs are not usually specialists, it should be within their knowledge to know when it is beneficial to refer an individual to a specialist doctor. However, GPs can sometimes make mistakes, with the effects being devastating.

Do you have a GP negligence compensation claim?

Allegations of delayed diagnosis and referral are one of the most common reasons for claims against GP. The most common conditions GPs allegedly miss or take too long to identify are cancers, infections, fractures, heart attacks, meningitis, ectopic pregnancy and blood clots. There are also a significant number of prescription errors. If you think you have suffered due to negligence, you or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin work on your claim the sooner we can begin to help you.

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