We all trust GPs to live up to their duty of care and provide a certain standard of medical support. But, mistakes do sometimes happen.
If you have received medical care that has been below par and subsequently caused you physical or psychological harm, you may be entitled to pursue a GP negligence claim with us.
GPs are usually the first port of call for patients and are responsible for making a timely diagnosis or referral, while ensuring that you gain access to medical treatment promptly. This means that when GP negligence does occur, it can have a severe consequence and often lead to prolonged suffering or even a wrong diagnosis.
Linder Myers solicitors specialise in medical negligence and will be able to manage your claim expertly. With plenty of experience and knowledge in this legal area, you can trust us to secure you the right level of compensation and medical support you require.
Here are some of the common GP negligence issues that we deal with:
Misdiagnosis of symptoms and records
If a GP fails to correctly diagnose symptoms or read patient medical records, they can miss something significant. A medical misdiagnosis can lead to incorrect prescriptions and inappropriate medical advice, which in turn may prolong or increase suffering.
Indeed a Cancer Foundation Study found that GPs initially fail to provide 25% of sufferers with a correct diagnosis of cancer.
Delayed or no referral of secondary care
Late appointments, unsent letters and forgotten transferrals can lead to a delayed diagnosis. This can prevent a patient from receiving the right medical care in an appropriate amount of time, and can also lead to increased levels of stress and worry.
General medical advice
Should a GP give incorrect advice, this can have a dramatic impact on a person’s health and a devastating effect on their well being.
Out-of-hours doctors can also cause GP negligence as the discontinuity provided by the two medical practitioners can lead to a patient being subject to an overall lack of appropriate medical care.
Regardless of how you have suffered at the hands of a GP, our medical negligence solicitors will work hard to bring a strong claim against the person or institution responsible
Making your GP negligence claim
If you believe that your physical or psychological health has suffered due to GP negligence, get in contact on 0800 085 3295.
Our team will be committed to gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and consulting medical and legal specialists to create a strong case against the liable party. We can also represent you during court proceedings if an early settlement cannot be reached, making sure that your best interests are met.
The payout you receive will depend entirely on your personal circumstances. However, we will always try and obtain the maximum level you deserve so that you are financially supported for the present and future impact of the medical negligence.
When calculating your compensation for negligence, we will take the following into consideration:
- Extent and permanence of damage
- Financial losses, including potential wage issues
- Medical treatment and ongoing care
Our GP negligence solicitors will also make sure that you have access to the medical treatment you need right away. We can also put you in contact with charities and government funding bodies, ensuring that you receive all the legal, medical and financial assistance that you rightfully deserve.
If you would like to find out more about our services or would like a free, initial consultation with a medical negligence specialist, please either contact a member of our team on 0800 085 3295 or alternatively, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and details of the incident.
Disclaimer: The information provided was correct at the time of writing but may have undergone changes following this point.