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GP Negligence & Medication Error Claims

Solicitors in Essex & London

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 in Essex and London 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:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • 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.

Book A Free Initial Medical Negligence Consultation


Find out more with a free Medical Negligence consultation

We offer a free initial meeting to discuss bringing a claim against a GP or Pharmacist. We will access the merits of any action and try and give you an indication of the compensation you may be entitled to and the likely duration of your case.  We act for most of our clients on a no win no fee basis, or under a legal expenses insurance policy. We have disabled access to our Hornchurch, Brentwood and Upminster offices.  If more convenient, we are happy to visit our clients at home or in hospital in Essex, London or further afield.

Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we are currently offering appointments by telephone and some video calling services. Our offices are also open with comprehensive safety measures in place.

Our Medical Negligence accreditations include:

SIA Corporate Partner
Legal 500 UK 2017

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