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GP Negligence Compensation Claims

When you’re concerned about your health, the standard course of action is to book an appointment with your General Practitioner (GP) to get to the bottom of it.

Normally, GPs do a fantastic job of putting your fears at rest and deciding on the best course of action to help you get better as soon as possible. However, doctors can sometimes misdiagnose your symptoms which can have a wide range of consequences. Our medical negligence solicitors 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 that the consequences of any mistakes made are recognised and learned from.

GP Negligence Specialists

We have a team of highly experienced solicitors that frequently deal with cases of GP negligence, as well as broader cases of medical 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.

  • Our medical negligence solicitors are on hand to assess your situation, provide the help and advice you need, and the compensation you deserve.
  • We have a vast amount of experience dealing with and settling GP negligence claims with the best possible outcome.
  • We'll secure the best possible amount to compensate the psychological impact of the negligence, or the impact the injury has had on your life and family.
  • We provide access to independent medical experts experienced in the medical specialities relevant to your situation.

 

 

 

We subscribe as members to AvMA who are an organisation that offer free advice and information to those affected by medical accidents and malpractice, helping to support victims and families in cases of serious clinical negligence. Working closely with the NHS, the government and private health trusts, the AvMA endeavours to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector.

GP Negligence Compensation Claims

We’re dedicated to helping people who’ve suffered at the hands of others to get the support and compensation they deserve. We see much more than just a claim – we see a person in need of answers, support and closure.

If you or someone you know has suffered in any way, through no fault of their own, please get in touch and we’ll take the worry and hassle out of making a claim. All claims have a time limit, so get in touch today and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Our GP Negligence Experts

How much will my claim cost?

All GP negligence cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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FAQs

What is 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. Issues including misdiagnosis can be extremely detrimental to a patient’s health as it can mean that the right treatment is delayed or, unfortunately, 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.

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.

    How much will it cost to make a claim?

  • Personal insurance cover so there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim
  • Whatever the outcome of your case, you won’t have to pay a penny (provided that you fully assist us with your claim) other than an agreed percentage of your damages
  • "£675,000 compensation secured for a patient sent home 10 times by doctors before CT scan revealed bleeding on his brain."

    Tasmin White, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

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