General Practitioner or GP negligence, can have a devastating effect on your physical, and sometimes mental health. A failure to diagnose a condition, refer to a specialist or errors in treatment can lead to a successful claim for compensation.
When is a GP Negligent?
If the care you receive falls below a reasonably competent standard and this results in injury then the GP may be found to have been negligent.
Examples of negligence can include:
• Failure to make a diagnosis
• Incorrect diagnosis
• Failure to refer for tests
• Inadequate examination or procedures
• Received the wrong treatment
• Not referring to a specialist or hospital
• Medical history not being taken into account
• Misinterpretation of results
• Failure to provide the correct medication
• Failure in follow-up
These errors can have a lasting effect on your health and it is important that the consequences of any negligence are recognised and dealt with. Compensation can help relieve any financial pressures you might be under, as well as providing help with long term care and rehabilitation.
No Win No Fee Scheme
Can I make a claim under a No Win No Fee? In most cases yes if it is felt that you have a strong case. This would mean that even if your case were to be unsuccessful then you would pay nothing.
How soon do I need to make a claim?
Usually, a GP negligence claim should be made within three years from when the negligence occurred or from when you were first aware that you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of negligence. Speak with us to discuss full details of any time limits.
How do I make a claim?
Contact us now for a free initial consultation where we will be able to advise on how to proceed with your claim and the level of compensation you may be able to receive. Additionally, if you have already got a GP negligence case with another solicitor but feel you’re not getting the specialist legal advice you need we would be happy to discuss transferring your case to ourselves.
General Practitioner claims Simplified
If you require any legal advice with regard to GP negligence or require any other legal advice then look no further than Powell Eddison where some of West Yorkshire's leading medical negligence solicitors are based. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today for a FREE initial consultation.
Call us on 01423 564551 and ask to speak to GP negligence specialist David Cartwright who will answer any questions you have. Your initial consultation is also free.