Our GP or nurse practitioner is often the first person we turn to if we feel unwell or have a concern about our health. GPs, as with other doctors and specialists, sometimes make mistakes. These medical errors can range from failure to record a full history or conduct a proper physical examination, to not referring to a specialist consultant.
The implications of medical mistakes made by nurses and GPs can result in pain and discomfort that was avoidable, as well as more serious consequences such as disability or even death.
By taking a detailed history from you, they can advise on the merits of your GP negligence claim and suggest the next steps. This might involve referring you for early rehabilitation to enhance your chances of recovery, or obtaining copies of your medical records with a view to instructing an independent doctor to provide an expert opinion on your case.
Either way, you are in safe hands and you can expect to receive the very best legal advice and service.
Examples of GP negligence claims
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Failure to refer for medical tests
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Minor surgical errors
- Medication errors: prescription mistakes or failing to consider other medication already being taken by a patient
- Inadequate physical examination
- Poor consideration of medical history
GP and Nursing negligence claims case studies
Ms C developed pressure ulcers on her sacrum. Due to a lack of care by the District Nurses, the ulcers were allowed to deteriorate, to the point she was admitted to the Critical Care Unit of the hospital suffering septic shock. She required a number of operations, given the recurrent breakdown of the ulcers. Her claim settled in the sum of £35,000.00.
GP failure to act on a mole
Mrs G went to her GP on a number of occasions concerned by a mole of her neck. Due to doctor mistake, she was wrongly reassured on a number of occasions there was nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, the delay in referring her to hospital for treatment meant the prognosis was worse than it would otherwise have been. Her claim settled for £85,000.00.
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