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What is a GP negligence claim?
Due to the wide range of health conditions GPs are called upon to identify, it is extremely important that GPs are attentive, vigilant and offer patients the best level of care.
With many injuries and health conditions, early diagnosis and medication, or treatment, is key to ensure that the patient can make a full recovery as fast as possible.
However, largely as a result of GP doctors and medical professionals being overworked, sometimes mistakes are made, and this does not happen. If you have visited a GP regarding a health concern, and have been subject to a poor standard of care during this visit, from the doctor or another medical professional, then you could be elibible to make a cliam for financial compensation, otherwise known as a GP negligence claim.
See below for an explanation of specific issues and acts of negligence that may constitute a successful GP negligence claim for financial compensation.
How do I know if I have a claim for GP negligence?
If your GP fails to listen to your symptoms carefully, or fails to refer you for further treatment, the effects can be very serious and lead to prolonged and worsening health conditions. If your illness or injury has been prolonged as the result of a GPs negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation, on a no win no fee basis.
MG Legal’s team of trusted medical negligence solicitors have a combined knowledge of 30 plus years in the medical negligence industry, with many of the claims we accept, on a no win no fee basis, being as a result of a GPs negligence. Below are some of the examples our medical negligence solicitors have successful pursued compensation against, on a no win no fee basis:
an incorrect medical diagnosis;
an unreasonable delay in diagnosis or treatment;
there’s been an unreasonable delay in telling you the results of tests;
your GP ignores important symptoms;
consent issues. For example, you weren’t given information about the severe side effects of a certain medication so you weren’t able to make an informed choice about consenting to the treatment;
refusal to make an appropriate referral to a hospital;
delays in passing on information to other professionals;
Failure to refer for urgent treatment for meningitis, eyesight resulting in blindness or Achilles tendon injuries;
Making wrong medical diagnoses.
Does my GP owe me a duty of care?
The short answer to this question is yes. GP doctors are regulated by the General Medical Council (GMC) which sets out a number of standards that all GPs owe their patients.
These standards of care include:
Taking action if they believe there are symptoms that a patients health is at risk
Putting the patient’s needs first and always providing a good standard of care
Working in partnership with patients and colleagues
These standards offer some helpful guidance when attempting to establish whether or not a GP has acted negligently, but we must remember that they are only guidance, and are not legally binding.
In the eyes of the law, a doctor’s duty of care is judged by whether or not their care to a treatment conforms to the standard reasonable expected by a competent doctor in a similar position. This is known as the Bolam Test, and our specialist medical negligence solicitors are well versed at how the process works in medical negligence cases and claims.
How long do I have to make a GP negligence claim?
If you believe you have a GP negligence claim, contact a solicitor specialising in medical negligence claims, straight away, here.
If you were over 18 when you suffered the GP medical negligence, then you have 3 years from the date of the negligence to bring a claim for financial compensation. This period starts either on the date of the negligent act (if you are aware of it immediately) or otherwise when you become aware of the link between your injury and the act of negligence; this is referred to as the 'date of knowledge'.
These limits can sometimes be different, for example when dealing with children or patients with limited capacity. If you are in doubt at all about your claim, contact MG Legal’s specialist GP negligence solicitors to ensure that you receive the advice you need immediately and you do not miss any deadlines that might stop you making a GP negligence claim.
NHS GP services to be made more accessible from October 2022:
Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, our GP negligence solicitors were closely following plans for GPs to offer appointments between 9-5 on Saturdays and weekday evening appointments between 6.30pm to 9pm to make it easier for patients to get appointments.
This was to tackle growing problems with inaccessible GP services, which have only been worsened by the pandemic. This has created an all-too-familiar situation for patients, in which a surge of calls at 8am take place by patients hoping to get an appointment, only to be told when they do get through that all the appointments have been booked for that day and you must start the whole process again the following day.
In order to combat this problem, and make GP services more accessible, GPs have been told that they now have to offer these new appointment times, as well as being encouraged to offer more face-to-face appointments for patients. While many are happy to hear of these updates, The British Medical Association have come out and argued that the changes fail to properly address all of the pressures that are being felt by GP’s caused due to the pandemic situation.
Our GP negligence solicitors will be closely following the implementation of these new appointments, and how it will impact patient care. We hope that this widening of GP care will allow more patients to be able to properly access GP services in due time, and seek advice and treatment for illnesses and health conditions such as potential cancer diagnosis and other important checks and referrals.
If you have visited your GP with any of the common symptoms of cancer or another health condition, and have not been referred on for the relevant tests or to the relevant specialists or received the proper treatment, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee GP negligence claim with our specialist no win no fee solicitors today.
GP Negligence News
GP surgery sends cancer text instead of festive message
Patients at a GP practice in Doncaster were wrongly told by text message on Christmas Eve that they had terminal lung cancer.
Askern Medical Practice had intended to send a message to all its patients wishing them Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but accidentally told them they had aggressive lung cancer with metastases, a type of secondary malignant growth.
The text directed patients to fill out a DS1500 form, which allows people with terminal diseases to claim certain benefits.
A following correction text was sent offering sincere apologies and saying the previous one had been sent out in error.
Sarah Hargreaves, who was waiting for medical test results, said she "broke down" when she received the text, only to be later told it was sent in error.
Ms Hargreaves said after she received the original text while she was out shopping, she "felt sick to my teeth and broke down".
She added: "I had just had a mole removed and was awaiting a result from a biopsy and I had been to hospital as my smear test came back abnormal, so yes, I was very worried."
Despite repeated calls to the surgery, she said she struggled to get through to speak to someone.
One patient took to Facebook to say they were "shaking and close to tears" after receiving the message. They said: "Something's clearly not right at Askern Medical Practice. Fuming. I received this message and I'm not the only one."
Why choose MG Legal for my GP negligence claim?
Here at MG Legal, we know that suffering injuries as a result of GP negligence can be extremely upsetting, and can affect your trust in the NHS and healthcare system forever. We understand that the situation will be very personal to you, often being in relation to a long-standing family doctor.
Our specialist GP Negligence solicitors have over thirty years of experience in both medical negligence and personal injury claims, and have a success rate in excess of 99% in all the claims that we accept. We are so sure of the ability of our team to win cases, that we accept all claims on a No Wee No Fee basis. This means that if we do not win your case, and win financial compensation for you as our client, they do not get paid for their work, and you owe us nothing.
Get in touch with our GP Negligence solicitors today, here, for a no-obligation discussion of your potential claim.