What is GP medical negligence?
GPs must have wide medical knowledge and are required to deliver care using their skill, judgement and experience at a standard expected of a reasonable and competent body of GPs.
Examples of cases we have dealt with involving GP negligence include failure to diagnose infections such as meningitis, failure to recognise and act on the symptoms of cauda equina and spinal conditions, misdiagnosis of cancer or heart problems, and delay in referral to specialists. Prescribing the wrong medication or incorrect doses are also common grounds for making a claim.
If you have suffered a worse outcome and loss as a result of GP negligence you may be able to make a GP negligence claim.
How can GP medical negligence affect you?
GPs are often our first port of call when we're seeking advice or treatment for an illness or ailment. So, if we encounter negligence it can have a profound impact on us.
Not only can a failure to recognise, diagnose and treat a condition led to exacerbation of an existing condition, it can also result in the condition getting worse and, tragically in some circumstances, can result in death.
While we understand that no amount of compensation could ever make up for what happened to you, compensation can make a difference and help make life easier. Making a claim can also help you understand what happened, why it happened and prevent it from happening to someone else.