GP Negligence 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
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