GP Negligence Claims

GP checking blood pressure
When we’re suffering from an illness, we rely on General Practitioners to help prescribe the best medications or refer us to the right experts. GPs are entrusted to provide patients with several different services and have a deep understanding of many ailments:

  • Medical care
  • Health promotion advice
  • Initial assessment
  • Advice on social services
  • Contraceptive advice and services
  • Fitting of contraceptive devices
  • Maternity care
  • Minor surgery
  • Travel advice and vaccinations

What is GP negligence?

Sometimes, GPs make mistakes that can be devastating for an individual. GPs have guidelines to follow when it comes to providing treatment and making referrals and if these guidelines haven’t been followed correctly, it can be considered negligence. GP negligence can refer to:

  • Failure to diagnose meningitis
  • Failure to diagnose a brain haemorrhage
  • Failure to diagnose unstable angina, which may lead to cardiac arrest
  • Failure to refer a patient for cancer investigations
  • Failure to make planned referrals
  • Prescribing a patient the wrong medication
  • Failing to adequately examine a patient
  • Failure to investigate symptoms

Claiming compensation for GP negligence

If you feel you have been misdiagnosed, get in touch with one of our medical negligence solicitors and we can examine your case. We will discuss your issues with great detail to determine whether you can make a claim. Mellor Hargreaves’ solicitors provide straightforward, clear information and advice to our clients.

If you would like to speak to one of our experienced medical negligence solicitors, contact us on 0800 811 844.