GPs and Doctors do amazing work but sadly, mistakes do happen. It’s only fair that if you suffer from GP negligence, that you can get the justice and compensation you deserve.
GP negligence can often have serious consequences, particularly when serious conditions such as cancer are missed or referrals don’t happen because of negligence.
Our friendly team of Medical Negligence Lawyers will talk through what’s happened and quickly tell you if you have a strong claim during our Free Claims Assessment.
When you get in touch, there’s absolutely no obligation to go forward with your claim, so if you think your GP has been negligent with your care, get in touch.
We deal with most GP Negligence Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Just ask us for details.
What is GP Negligence?
GP negligence is varied, but some of the most common reasons people have claimed compensation include:
- Incorrect diagnosis, especially for cancer when urgent treatment is necessary
- Failing to arrange or respond to test results, so treatment is delayed or not given
- Incorrect medication or the wrong dose prescribed
- Not referring patients to a specialist, even when they have “red flag” symptoms
- Not visiting a patient in their home when this is necessary to make the right diagnosis
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
If you’re unhappy with the standard of care you received from a GP or doctor, you can claim for your pain and suffering, any specialist care you need that’s not available on the NHS and any lost earnings because of the negligence, now and in the future if you can’t work anymore.
You can also make a claim for any adaptions you need to your home because of your illness or injury, any medical expenses such as prescription fees, private treatment or rehabilitation and the travel costs associated with getting to medical appointments.
You can claim compensation if a loved one died because of negligence by a doctor.
Why Choose Simpson Millar?
- Openness and transparency: We’ll keep you regularly updated about what’s happening with your claim, using straightforward, easy to understand language
- Pushing for a Fair Settlement: We’ll work hard to secure the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to, so you can be sure all your needs will be met
- Working with the NHS: Your claim may not be just about the money. Knowing that the NHS will learn lessons and takes steps to stop similar mistakes happening again can give you a real sense of justice
- Comprehensive legal services: We can help with any other legal such as setting up a Personal Injury Trust to protect your state benefits after being awarded a lump sum of compensation
- Recognised experts: Some of our Medical Negligence Lawyers are members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- We work with leading organisations: We work with organisations including Stick ‘n’ Step, the Child Brain Injury Trust, the Spinal Injuries Association, Headway, BRAKE and the British Lung Foundation
Examples of people we've helped
£50,000 Compensation for Missed Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis
We helped a man whose GP failed to refer him to hospital as an emergency, despite presenting with symptoms that suggested Giant Cell Arteritis. Even though the GP’s legal representatives didn’t formally admit fault, they were open to settling the medical negligence claim and we managed to negotiate a settlement amicably.Read the Case Study
Man Receives Apology and Six-Figure Compensation after Wife Dies of Cervical Cancer
We acted on behalf of a man whose wife died after symptoms of cervical cancer were missed by doctors. She passed away shortly after we took on her case, but her husband asked us to continue the claim on behalf of her estate. A compensation settlement of £300,000 was agreed, and he also received a formal written apology, which reassured him that the NHS Trust would learn lessons from what happened to his wife.Read the Case Study
Is There a Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit?
You have three years from the date of your injury to make a claim, or three years from the date you became aware of a problem.
If the person affected by GP negligence is under 18, you can claim on their behalf until they turn 18, after which point the three-year time limit will apply to them.
What Will It Cost To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
We often handle medical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement). We can discuss different funding options in detail during your free claims assessment.
What Is The Medical Negligence Claims Process?
- Free claims assessment: Call us on 0800 260 5010 or make an enquiry. We’ll talk through your situation and quickly tell you if you have a strong claim.
- Complaining to the NHS: it could help your claim to make a formal complaint to the NHS. We’ll help you make that complaint and review any outcome
- Medical Assessment: A specialist Medical Expert will review your treatment and tell us if they think your treatment was negligent.
- Regular support: Making a medical negligence claim can be daunting, but we’ll help you all the way through. You’ll get regular updates and information. We’ll do all we can to make the process as stress-free as possible for you
- Interim Payments: If the GP has accepted responsibility, we can apply for an interim payment. That means you don’t have to wait until the case settles to get vital financial support.
- Negotiations: We’ll negotiate a final settlement as quickly as we can. Whilst we work closely with NHS Resolution to settle claims early and amicably, that doesn’t mean we won’t push if we don’t think they’re offering the right settlement. We’ll guide you through the Court process if your claim doesn’t settle before trial, but this doesn’t happen often.
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