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How to sue for GP negligence?

When it comes to pursuing legal action, it can be a stressful experience whoever the claim is against, but when it involves someone in a position of respect and responsibility such as a GP, it can feel even more difficult. Therefore, identifying and suing for GP negligence needs the support of a trusted legal expert.

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While the vast majority of medical professionals – including GPs – are highly skilled and reliable, there have been and continue to be situations where for whatever reason, an individual does not receive the level of medical care they are rightly entitled to. When this happens, it is vital to get the correct legal guidance on how to respond. Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we specialise in medical negligence claims.

  • What can you make a GP Negligence Claim for?

    GPs have a clear duty of care to their patients’ medical needs. When they fail to match the expected standards of their profession in a way that can be deemed negligent, you have a clear right to bring legal action to rectify matters and seek recompense where appropriate.

    There are a variety of GP negligence issues that may prompt legal action to be taken, such as:

    • Misdiagnosis of an illness, injury or condition
    • Failing to refer to a hospital where necessary
    • Prescribing the wrong medication and/or dosage
    • Failing to carry out a competent medical examination
    • Failing to perform or arrange tests for a patients’ needs
    • Failing to act on information given by other medical professionals

    This is by no means a comprehensive list, but if you have suffered any of these issues, or anything else that you believe may class as GP negligence, and have suffered injury, illness or pain as a result, you should get in touch with us here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors to explore a claim for compensation.

  • Is there a time limit for claiming for GP negligence?

    Generally speaking, the time limit for claims in the medical negligence area carry specific guidelines, which are:

    – 3 years from the date you became aware of the act of GP negligence

    However, there may be extenuating circumstances that allow limits to be extended. The most common of these circumstances would be if:

    – the negligence occurred before the patient had reached the age of 18, in which case the limit could be extended to three years from that point, which would be their 21st birthday

    In terms of receiving specific guidance with regards to your claim, it is advised to get in touch with one of our GP negligence solicitors to discuss your case.  We can provide the expert legal guidance you need to know exactly where you stand with regards to time limits.

  • How much would it cost to sue for GP negligence?

    The financial impact of possible legal costs is a major worry for many when considering a claim. You may have heard the term No Win, No Fee Claims, known in legal terms as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA). Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we are able to offer this model in cases where it is in the financial interests of your client. We can also help you explore funding options and work out the ideal fit for you.

    In some cases, people will have existing insurance policies covering legal expenses, or may even have access to Legal Aid. For many others, using a No Win No Fee model is the right fit. Making use of No Win No Fee terms, we can recover most legal costs from a defendant, which protects your financial interests. In the majority of claims, if the claim isn’t successful, there are no client costs, which is why it’s known as a No Win No Fee claim. Once you get in touch, our expert legal team will be able to advise on the ideal funding terms.

    For anyone who feels they may have suffered from the negligence of a GP and is interested in exploring the possibility of suing for GP negligence, you can contact us here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors. Get in touch by phone, email or website enquiry form to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable member of our expert medical negligence legal team.

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