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GP negligence claims
If you have received substandard medical care from your General Practitioner (GP), it can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. At Primus Solicitors, we understand the importance of being treated appropriately by medical professionals, and we are here to help you claim compensation for medical negligence.
To determine if you are eligible for a GP negligence claim, we will need to establish that the medical professional owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached by providing a level of care that fell below the required standards, and that you suffered injury as a direct result of their negligence.
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose.
- Failure to refer you to a specialist or obtain further tests when necessary.
- Failure to consider your medical history when making a diagnosis.
- Prescribing incorrect medication or incorrect dosage
- Documents and Evidence Required for GP Negligence Claims
It is advisable to provide us with your medical records from the hospital that treated you. This can improve your chances of proving that the medical professional was negligent.
Compensation for GP negligence claims is split into two types of damages: general damages and special damages. The compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries.
General damages compensate for pain and suffering caused by negligence, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages compensate for financial losses, such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
For GP negligence claims, you usually have three years from the date the negligence first occurred or the date when you were first aware of your injuries caused by the negligence. Children have until they are 21 years old to make a claim if the negligence occurred before their 18th birthday.
As specialist medical negligence solicitors, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your GP negligence Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.