GP Negligence Claims

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.

How can we help?

You may be able to claim compensation if you have experienced:

  • Delays in diagnosis over a period of time by your GP
  • A misdiagnosis that caused an existing condition to worsen or which limited your treatment options
  • A failure by your GP to refer you for specialist treatment which resulted in your condition worsening or becoming untreatable

We can help you whether you have received NHS or private treatment, and will work hard to secure adequate compensation for the pain, suffering and financial losses you have incurred as a result of GP negligence.

We understand that pursuing a claim can be upsetting and our expert solicitors will guide you along every step of the way; helping you to claim the compensation you deserve.

Common GP Negligence Claims

Our medical negligence team has helped many people to successfully pursue GP negligence claims and have found that certain scenarios arise more frequently than others. They include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of certain types of cancer
  • Allergic or adverse reactions caused by negligently prescribed medicines
  • Failure to refer patients for hospital or alternative treatments

We appreciate that the consequences of GP negligence are not limited to physical injury and financial loss, but also include psychological suffering. We understand that it may be difficult to come forward but our solicitors will do everything in their power to ensure that your feel comfortable and informed of the progress of your claim at every stage.

Please contact us now if you would like to speak to a solicitor in confidence about making a claim for compensation.