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GP Negligence

General Practitioners (GPs) and doctors are trusted to prescribe the right treatments to patients so they can fully recover from an illness. However, mistakes are sometimes made, which can result in conditions not being diagnosed and treated for in a timely manner.

If you have suffered as a result of GP or doctor’s negligence, contact Yorkshire-based Ramsdens Solicitors today for comprehensive advice and guidance on making a claim for compensation.

TYPES OF ILLNESS MISDIAGNOSED BY GPS

According to the Royal College of General Practitioners, GPs deal with almost 90% of the NHS’s overall workload, meaning they are responsible for interpreting many conditions. The most common illnesses missed or mistaken by GPs includes:

  • Appendicitis
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • Meningitis and septicaemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poisoning

Reasons for these often being missed includes doctors failing to read blood test results accurately and missing symptoms, which results in a delay or failure to refer patients to a specialist and errors in the medicine prescribed for recovery.

CAN I MAKE A CLAIM FOR GP NEGLIGENCE?

If you, or a loved one, has suffered due to a GP or doctor’s error, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our team has a wealth of experience in this area of law and can help give you the support throughout the claims process.

Compensation awarded can be used to cover the cost of medical expenses that have arisen due to your GP’s error, as well as loss of earnings due to time off work.

CONTACT RAMSDENS SOLICITORS

To speak to one of our medical negligence experts about your claim, you can either call us now on 0800 804 7450, text CLAIMS to 80988, or fill in our claims form and we’ll get back to you shortly.