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No win, no fee GP negligence claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a highly-experienced GP negligence claims specialist at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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What is GP negligence?

What is GP negligence?

General Practitioners (GPs) can sometimes misdiagnose symptoms which can have a wide range of consequences, leading to injury or making an existing condition worse.

Our medical negligence solicitors and lawyers can help with a range of GP negligence claims, such as:

  • Failure to refer you to a specialist.
  • Failure to refer you for tests.
  • Your medical history not taken into account.
  • Adequate examinations not carried out.
  • Misdiagnose or delayed diagnosis of an illness or condition.

Any one of these errors can have a long-term impact on your health and general wellbeing, so it’s vital the consequences are recognised and learned from.

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Highly-experienced GP claims specialists

Highly-experienced GP claims specialists

We have a team of highly-experienced solicitors that frequently deal with cases of GP negligence.

Our experts will use their experience, along with appropriate medical evidence to make accurate and well-informed decisions, meaning you can feel assured you’re receiving the best help available.

We have a vast amount of experience settling GP negligence claims with the best possible outcome, and will provide access to independent medical experts experienced in the specialities relevant to your situation.

Our aim is to secure the best possible amount to compensate the psychological impact of the medical negligence, or the impact the injury has had on your life and family.

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Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are amongst the most serious errors and can be extremely detrimental to a patient’s health, as it can mean the right treatment is delayed, or an incorrect treatment path is taken.

With illnesses such as cancer, misdiagnosis in the early stages can make it much harder to treat once the illness is properly recognised, and may even result in a reduced life expectancy for the patient.

Doctors making prescription errors can also have adverse consequences, as each person’s sensitivity to medication is different. Aside from the fact that the wrong prescription might delay the healing process, it has the potential to cause serious allergic reactions.

Read how we secured £675,000 compensation for Alex Rea, who was sent home 10 times by doctors before CT scan revealed bleeding on his brain.

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Client stories

Client stories

Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve

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Failure to diagnose Charcot foot leaves patient with deformity and risk of amputation

Failures in the care provided to a patient who developed Charcot foot have highlighted the importance of diagnosing the condition as early as possible in order to increase the chances of successful treatment. A delay in diagnosing the patient with Charcot foot – a condition that causes the bones to become weakened that is common […]

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Doctors’ misdiagnosis led to our client being prescribed the wrong medication leading to two years of chronic pain

Hudgell Solicitors medical negligence specialists secured £24,000 compensation for a woman who was incorrectly prescribed a strong immunosuppressant after being misdiagnosed. Our client, who had a known history of arthritis, visited her local outpatient clinic to complain of aches and pains along with fatigue and stiffness that she had been experiencing in a morning. Following […]

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‘Delays in diagnosing my cancer left it untreatable.’

A woman whose cervical cancer became untreatable after a 15-month delay in diagnosis is urging other families to ‘speak and look out for loved ones’ to ensure they have access to vital tests and treatment for the killer disease. Mother-of-two Christine Gilliland, 55, of Prospect, Cumbria, had visited her GP surgery on a number of […]

How to make a GP negligence claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
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Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
It's taken eight months to find Hudgells Solicitors because my case is so sensitive I had to find the right firm and I also needed the courage to make that call. I made that call on Wednesday 27th March and spoke with Soniyar who has been friendly, kind, caring and understanding with such a difficult and delicate issue. She has explained the process in detail. Thank you so much
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Caj Kciwner
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

What are common examples of GP negligence?

GP negligence is when a doctor fails to provide you with a reasonable standard of care.

It can have serious repercussions that may hinder your recovery, and it may even end up causing you further harm.

Some examples of common GP related negligence issues our experts see are:

  • Misdiagnosing an illness (and subsequently prescribing incorrect treatment).
  • Failing to recognise an illness (and subsequently delaying treatment).
  • Prescription errors.
  • Treatment errors.
  • Failing to refer to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment.

How can Hudgell Solicitors help me?

After contacting us, we can help you establish the nature of your claim and its validity.

We’ll be able to answer any questions you might have at this stage – without using jargon – so you can get to grips with your situation and what may happen as the claim develops.

One of our expert solicitors will then be assigned to your case, so you can have regular contact with someone who knows your case inside out. They’ll be able to guide you through the process and give you updates on its progress.

An investigation will then take place, which will include reviewing your medical records and any other relevant information that might shed light on exactly what happened. We will have those records reviewed by an independent GP expert and arrange for you to be seen by specialists, who will analyse your condition and make a judgement on whether it has been affected as a direct result of any negligence found.

How do I make a GP negligence claim?

If you’ve suffered as a result of a GP’s mistakes you may be entitled to compensation. The best place to start a claim is to get in touch with one of our specialist GP and medical negligence team who can analyse your case and let you know quickly if you have a claim.

Since we operate under the no win, no fee agreement, getting in touch won’t cost you a penny. This can help remove the money worries from your situation, allowing you to focus on the future and getting the care and support you need.

What is the time limit for making a medical negligence claim?

If aged 18 and over, you will typically have three years from the date that the negligence occurred or from the date that you became aware of negligent treatment.
For under-18s, there is no time limit. However, once a child reaches 18, the standard 3 year claim period comes into effect.

Was I properly advised on my treatment options?

Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.

Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:

  • Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments.
  • Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications.
  • Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options.
  • Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery.
  • Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required.
  • Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons.
  • Failing to offer options other than surgery.
  • Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options.

Read more about consent here: Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

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GP Medical Negligence Compensation Claims with solicitor Elizabeth Maliakal and Keith Phillips If your GP fails to adequately examine you or fails to refer you to a specialist, a delayed diagnosis of an illness or medical condition can have a serious impact on your health. Listen to specialist medical negligence lawyer Elizabeth Maliakal explain why […]

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Giant cell arteritis – the condition which can cause sudden blindness with clear symptoms a doctor should be looking for

Most people suffer from headaches, neck pains, fever and tiredness at times and put it down to simply being ‘under the weather’. However, on occasions such symptoms can be an indication that something more serious is wrong – especially when they persist. One such condition our clinical negligence team has come across with symptoms many […]

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How do I make a formal complaint about medical treatment?

If you are not happy with the medical treatment that has been provided to you or a member of your family, you are legally entitled to have your concerns investigated and to receive a full response from the healthcare provider. Before commencing a medical negligence claim, we would advise that you make a formal complaint […]

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