Increasing pressures on General Practice services mean that GPs occasionally struggle to provide patients with the time they deserve. Sometimes important detail is missed and this can have devastating consequences for the individual.
Having one’s health compromised by a GP can have a huge impact on an individual, as in many cases they have built up a relationship of trust and confidence.
Examples of GP negligence can include:
A delay in or failure to provide treatment
Providing the wrong treatment
Failure to refer to a specialist
Failure to diagnose meningitis
Failure to refer a patient for cancer investigations
Prescribing the wrong medication
Failing to diagnose angina, which can lead to cardiac arrest
If you think you may have suffered due to medical negligence, the best thing to do is speak to a GP compensation expert as early as possible. This will mean you establish your chances of success quickly. We offer initial consultation free of charge and at no obligation, and we also operate on a no win no fee basis in the majority of our cases. Speak to us today about making a claim for medical negligence compensation.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a time limit for bringing a compensation claim?
Yes, there is. In general, the time limit is 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment. If you were initially unaware that there was negligence at play, the 3 year time limit will apply from the date you first became aware that you suffered a significant injury and that injury was due to the defendant’s negligence. In practice, this means a claim form must be issued at Court to commence proceedings within 3 years of the negligent act or knowledge of the negligence.
Will I need to go to court?
In 97% of cases, medical negligence claims are settled before going to trial. However, in the unlikely event that you are required to go to court, we will be there to support you every step of the way.