Claims Against GPs

When Can I Claim Against My GP?

A GP’s job is to assess a wide variety of patients, and make medical diagnoses to help them recover. They must decide whether or not they can treat a patient, and if not, who they should be referred to – whether A&E or a specialist.

GPs are human, and therefore make mistakes. Nonetheless, these can prove extremely costly. If their prescribed treatment is wrong, or a diagnosis is missed or mistaken, the repercussions can be devastating for the patient, who then has to deal with not just their existing medical condition – which may well worsen over this time if no, or incorrect, medical action is applied – but also the emotional effects of being misled by someone they placed their trust in.

Common areas of GP negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed Treatment
  • Failure to carry out tests
  • Failure to attend scheduled home visits
  • Failure or delay in referring patient for hospital assessment
  • Failure to investigate examination results
  • Failure to adequately investigate suspicious symptoms
  • Prescribing inappropriate medication
  • Poor record keeping

As may be discerned, the circumstances of GP negligence vary considerably. Nonetheless, where a patient suffers as a direct result of medical malpractice related to the actions of their GP they are well within their rights to make a GP negligence claim.

 Our GP Negligence Claims Experience

Errors arising from cases of GP negligence may hold dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what clinical negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work for a false diagnosis must also be considered, and the ensuing stress could elicit negative psychological consequences.

We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their claims against GPs. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.

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Be Quick…

As with any medical claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your clinical negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We help acquire all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making GP negligence claims of this kind.

Next Steps

We deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors will work to collate all of the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.