General Practitioners (GPs) are at the front line of preliminary assessment and treatment when you or a loved one become unwell.
GPs deal with a wide variety of medical injuries, illnesses and conditions and make suitable and sufficient decisions about the care you are to receive – whether in the form of medication, referral to specialists or additional investigations.
Most of the time, the care we receive is appropriate and recovery is swift. However, on occasion, the care provided may fall below the reasonable and acceptable standard and this can result in harm. Our team of medical negligence lawyers are experienced in bringing claims against GPs where substandard care and treatment has been received by a patient.
Claims are made against General Practitioners for a host of reasons, including:
Unnecessary and unreasonable delays in treating/referring/investigating
Failure to identify and refer suspected cancer patients
Failure to respond to test results
Failure to provide the correct medications/prescriptions or dosages
Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
Failure to visit a patient at home or in a care home
The amount that you can claim will very much depend on the type of claim, your injury, illness or condition, prognosis and the associated losses you have incurred. Our medical negligence solicitors are able to advise upon the best course of action to take.
Negligence claims can also be made against Pharmacists where prescription errors are made and you or a loved one receive the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or the wrong instructions on how to take your medication. Such claims can be limited depending on the nature, extent and duration of the side effects suffered. It is advised to seek expert legal advice to gauge the merits of a claim; our solicitors are based in offices across Essex and London and can offer support.
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