General Practitioner Claims

A General Practitioner has a trusted relationship with the patient and usually a General Practitioner will be the doctor to whom a patient first attends to have a health problem assessed. General Practitioners assess a wide variety of problems and we rely upon them to decide whether it is necessary to refer a patient for specialist help. As with all areas of clinical negligence, delay or failure to refer can have devastating consequences for a patient and can unfortunately sometimes be catastrophic.

The most common types of claims against General Practitioners are:

  • Misdiagnosis – some serious illnesses can have similar symptoms to less serious ones and can therefore be incorrectly diagnosed.
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delayed treatment or failure to treat
  • Incorrect treatment
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Prescription errors – mistakes are sometimes made when prescribing drugs and people can be given inappropriate medicines. Another common problem is when serious side effects of drugs are not made clear to patients.

If you believe that you were not provided with appropriate or competent medical care then you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries. Please contact: