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General Practitioners, or GPs as they are more commonly known, are the first point of contact for the majority of patients in the UK. Being in the frontline they have to deal with a vast range of problems, from the trivial to the unexpectedly critical.
GPs obviously cannot be expected to have the same level of specialist knowledge or expertise as a hospital consultant, but they are expected to exercise the degree of skill and care of a reasonably competant general doctor. If a GP falls below that standard and the patient's health suffers as a consequence then that patient may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
One of the most common causes of a GP negligence claim arises from the failure to refer a patient on to a more specialist medical practitioner or to send the patient for a test, a scan or an x-ray. One of the GP's key roles is to act as a gateway to other NHS services, but when this breaks down it can result in delays in diagnosing a medical condition which in turn can cause an illness to be prolonged unecessarily. Sometimes a delay in diagnosis can have life changing, or even life limiting consequences for the unfortunate patient.
When the actions (or inactions) of your GP cause or exacerbate serious health issues then you may wish to consider making a GP negligence claim for compensation.
We can offer you free initial guidance and provide details of No Win, No Fee funding.