GP Negligence Claims
When faced with a medical problem, most people in this country go to see their GP first. The vast majority of GPs carry out appointments and treatments with the appropriate level of skill expected, but sometimes they do not go as well as they should.
Although GPs should not be judged by the same standards as hospitals, and GPs are not considered to be specialists, they do still have a duty of care to patients. In the context of claims for medical negligence, there are two categories of GP negligence:
1. Failure to Act
A GP can be negligent if they fail to carry out a proper examination, diagnose, keep proper records or to make a home visit. Also, if they fail to prescribe medication or prescribe the wrong medication, they can be considered negligent.
If they do not recommend appropriate medical treatment or refer you to another doctor or hospital or even tell you that you have a particular medical condition, they can be held responsible for any injury or suffering that you experience as a result.
2. Treatment or advice that causes you harm
If a GP does something that actually causes you harm, such as giving you treatment, giving you the wrong medication or even giving a wrong diagnosis, a GP will be responsible for any injury you suffer if their acts are considered to be negligent.
How Tollers can help with a GP negligence claim
Our team of specialist medical negligence lawyers are here to support you in making a claim against a GP. Our initial consultation is free, and we can see you either at home or at our office. If you believe the GP has been negligent, we will listen to your story and make sure we understand what you want to achieve with your claim. We will then advise you on the chances of success and if we believe you have a reasonable claim, we discuss funding options with you, including a risk fr No Win No Fee’ arrangement.
Making a complaint against a GP
If you are not satisfied with their response, you can refer the matter to the General Medical Council.We can provide expert advice and guidance on the steps you can take to have your complaint dealt with properly.
Talk to Tollers
Get in touch with our specialist medical negligence lawyers. Throughout your claim, we will apply our extensive expertise to achieve the best possible result for you. If you prefer, we can visit you and explain the legal process clearly, including what we must prove for your claim to be successful. To talk to Tollers about a claim, get in touch today. You can find our full contact details and list of offices below.