GP negligence

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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.

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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.

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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: