Most of us trust our GP to do a good job when it comes to looking after us. After all, 99% of the time they are our first port of call if we, or somebody close to use, is unwell. It’s frightening to think that our GP could do something or fail to take an action which causes us an injury, or the worsening of an existing condition, but unfortunately mistakes do happen.
GP mistakes can be some of the most serious, because the family doctor is sometimes the only medical contact patients have for many months at a time. This means that a missed or incorrect diagnosis or treatment can pass unnoticed for a longer period than would be the case if care was being provided in a hospital or specialist clinic.
For this reason, GP negligence can cause certain conditions to develop or worsen, and in the most serious cases, prevent potentially life-saving treatments from being available – most commonly in delayed diagnosis of cancer cases.
Making a GP Negligence Claim
If you believe that you may have been a victim of GP negligence, then Farleys’ team of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you about whether or not you may be able to bring a claim.
You may be able to claim compensation if you have experienced:
- Delays in diagnosis over a period of time by your GP
- A misdiagnosis that caused an existing condition to worsen or which limited your treatment options
- A failure by your GP to refer you for specialist treatment which resulted in your condition worsening or becoming untreatable
Farleys can help you whether you have received NHS or private treatment, and will work hard to secure adequate compensation for the pain, suffering and financial losses you have incurred as a result of GP negligence.
We understand that pursuing a claim can be upsetting and our expert solicitors will guide you along every step of the way; helping you to claim the compensation you deserve.