GP mistakes can be some of the most serious, because the family doctor is sometimes the only medical contact patients have for many months at a time. This means that a missed or incorrect diagnosis or treatment can pass unnoticed for a longer period than would be the case if care was being provided in a hospital or specialist clinic.
For this reason, GP negligence can cause certain conditions to develop or worsen, and in the most serious cases, prevent potentially life-saving treatments from being available – most commonly in delayed diagnosis of cancer cases.
Making a GP Negligence Claim
If you believe that you may have been a victim of GP negligence, then one of team of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you about whether or not you may be able to bring a claim.