How much is my GP negligence claim worth?
When GP negligence causes you harm, compensation payments can be thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pounds. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to make a GP negligence claim?
We believe in No Win No Fee claims being available to everyone with a genuine claim. So if you have suffered because of GP negligence, we won't ever ask you to pay money out of your own pocket, and you may only have to pay a fee if you win the compensation you need and deserve. In fact, around 98% of our clients' cases are No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my GP negligence claim?
In many cases, GP negligence can lead to your condition becoming worse, whether they failed to spot the right illness, or gave you the wrong drugs on prescription. That's why your lawyer will arrange for you to see a medical expert, who can look at the treatment you received, the treatment you should have had, and what the long-term effects on your health might be. This provides the evidence needed to claim the compensation you deserve.
Will I have to go to court for a GP negligence claim?
It's very rare for a GP negligence compensation claim to go to court. That's mainly because if you were misdiagnosed or given the wrong drug or treatment, your NHS records will provide a lot of the evidence for your claim. So the vast majority of the GP negligence cases we deal with are settled between your lawyers and the NHS Trust responsible for the negligence.
What can I claim for?
Depending on how badly your GP got it wrong, if you have been harmed due to their negligence, your claim could include compensation for all of these things:
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma
- Private Medical treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Future Loss of earnings
GPs do an amazing job, and mistakes are very rare. Even so, if you have suffered pain, injury or lasting effects from the negligence of your GP - or a locum – you may be entitled to receive compensation.
What sort of GP negligence can I claim for?
Most GPs see hundreds of patients every week, and get the diagnosis and the treatment right in the vast majority of cases. And where they don't know what's wrong with you, they will generally send you to see a specialist who does. Unfortunately though, GPs can be negligent on occasion, leading to serious outcomes for their patients. Common examples of GP negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose the correct illness
- Failure to send you to a specialist
- Failure to visit you at home when necessary
- Failure to pass on serious test results
- Failure to prescribe the right medication or dosage
It's important to realise that all of these failings can have very serious consequences. So even if you like your GP and don't want to make trouble for them, you have to look after your own health and wellbeing first. You also need to make sure that your GP won't make the same mistake again and cause harm to someone else. So if you think that your GP may have been negligent, you should talk to one of our friendly advisors today on 0800 175 7900.