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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    GP negligence claim


    The GP negligence claim is one of the commonest types of medical related issues we are asked to assist with. If your GP, through inappropriate or lack of action, has caused you injury you may be eligible to make a successful claim.

    This type of negligence can take many forms, such as misdiagnosis; delay between diagnosis and treatment, which reduces your chances of recovery or the prescription of incorrect medication. The results can sometimes be minor, but in other cases may be life threatening, which is why we at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help.

    If delays, misdiagnosis or poor treatment has resulted in long-term debilitation, loss of earnings or even fatality, Accident Advice Helpline’s advisers will help you file a claim for compensation. The impact of negligent care varies greatly, but if it results in any form of damage to your health you may have a claim.

    If the negligence leads to an outcome that leaves you in a worse condition than might otherwise have been expected; with permanent physical limitations; psychological issues and in the worst possible scenario, death, it is important that you or your dependents make a claim for compensation and ensure that your general practitioner is held accountable for his or her professional negligence.

    What can I claim for?

    Your GP is often the first point of contact for most medical needs and they normally offer an excellent service, however, sometimes things do go wrong. Due to the nature of their work GP negligence claims cover a large variety of mistakes and failings. Problems caused by misdiagnosis and subsequent mistreatment; delays in treatment leading to complications or even fatality and failure to refer you for further testing or precautionary scans are just some of the many ways in which your GP could be deemed negligent.

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    Beyond this first line of care, failure to monitor the combined effect of prescriptions, incorrect prescriptions or incorrect referral treatments that result in further complications or worsening of your condition are also considered negligent. If you believe your GP has been negligent in the way you have been treated a quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline will ensure your claim for compensation for the harm caused will be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    What do I need to claim?

    The most important element in any GP negligence claim is securing the services of a solicitor who is experienced in this particular field. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a large team of such solicitors throughout the country, one of whom will process your claim.

    The next step is to begin to put your case together; the first step being for you to provide us with details of the incident. This should include as much information as possible about why your GP’s actions were negligent, when the incident occurred and what the end result is.

    Once we have established that negligence has occurred we need to know what steps have been taken to rectify the problem, such as corrective treatment. This extends to any on-going physical or mental issues caused by the negligence.

    Armed with a detailed report from an independent medical expert we are often able to obtain an out of court settlement, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: October 16, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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