GP negligence

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Top rated law firm for medical negligence cases

Independently accredited by the Law Society, APIL and AvMA

Experienced in obtaining compensation where a GP has failed you

Dedicated team of specialist solicitors

Your ally in GP negligence compensation claims

Your family GP is normally the first port of call when you’re worried about your health. However, sometimes things can go wrong. If your GP lets you down then we can investigate what went wrong and seek redress on your behalf.

Often GP compensation claims relate to a failure to diagnose an injury or a condition promptly or at all. Such delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to additional pain and worry for you until the proper diagnosis is reached. In more serious cases it can lead to a significantly worse outcome for you, for example as you have missed a window of opportunity for optimal treatment or surgery. In more serious cases, for example where the GP failed to diagnose cancer promptly, the delay can be fatal.

Fighting on your behalf

From the outset we will guide you through the process and strive for answers on your behalf.

Specialist medico-legal expertise

Our dedicated team has specialist experience in GP negligence claims of this type. We will investigate your legal claim thoroughly to find out what went wrong and to find out what we can do to put things right.

Offering support and guidance

Our experienced lawyers understand what a difficult time this is for you. We know you may have concerns about investigating the treatment you received because you have known your GP for a long time. We’ll examine the medical evidence and will advance your claim with efficiency and sensitivity.

Putting you back on track

Where a GP has provided substandard treatment and it’s led to a worse outcome for you, you’re entitled to claim for compensation to get your life back on track.

Our credentials

“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset

“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds

“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West 

“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East

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I have experienced great communication, straightforward advise, proactive help and a really friendly manner. I'm very happy I chose Royds Withy King - Naomi was brilliant.
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We know that this can be a major concern when someone contacts us for help.
Your GP is likely to become aware of our investigation at an early stage, when we request medical records. GPs should have appropriate insurance in place and we will then liaise with their defence organisation to discuss the treatment you received.

You are entitled to investigate the treatment that you have received and your GP should not treat you any differently at all.

However, if you feel more comfortable switching to another GP in the same practice or moving GP surgeries then we can advise you on this. Deciding to change GPs is a personal decision and will not affect your entitlement to claim compensation.

There are a number of ways to fund a claim for compensation, many of which come at no cost to you.

You may already be entitled to free legal representation under an existing legal expenses insurance policy. Often clients do not know about this until we check for them.

Alternatively, we can set up a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) often known as ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.

Public funding by the Legal Aid Agency is also available in limited circumstances and we will discuss this with you if this is a potential way of funding your claim.

Our experts will advise you on the best option for your particular case, to enable you to make an informed decision about funding your case.

The precise sum of compensation varies between cases as it relates to the specific injury, suffering and financial losses experienced.

You can be assured that we have the expertise to recover the maximum compensation payment for you.

Your experienced solicitor will work closely with you to identify the injuries and financial losses that have been suffered as a result of substandard medical care and will strive to recover the maximum award of compensation. We will explore all avenues to remedy the GP negligence in your case. This may well include damages for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, costs of further surgery, care and any therapies which might aid your recovery.

Contact us Get in touch to speak with one of our experts to find out how we can help: