When it comes to seeking medical attention the first port of call for many of us is the local GP. A fully qualified medical practitioner GPs deal with a whole range of illnesses from minor colds and flus right through to more serious long–term illnesses. As the first point of contact with the medical system it is their responsibility to identify any potential health problems we may have and treat them accordingly.
Although the majority of GPs do a great job, there are some cases where negligence on their behalf could leave you with serious injuries, if this happens then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST MY GP?
At Medical Compensation 4U we understand that the personal injury claim process can seem very overwhelming but that’s why we are here, to make your process as smooth as possible. You may feel guilty when it comes to making a claim against your GP but what you have to remember is that they are fully trained professionals who you are paying for a service and if they haven’t performed that service to the best of their ability then you shouldn’t have to pay them.
Errors made by your GP can lead to serious injuries, in particular failure to diagnose a serious injury could leave you with a serious long–term illness which you may then have to face for the rest of your life. At Medical Compensation 4U we understand how difficult this can be and how hard at this stage a personal injury claim can seem, that’s why we aim to take the difficulty and stress out of your claim, leaving you to focus on rest and recuperation.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CLAIMS I MIGHT MAKE AGAINST MY GP?
When it comes to making a claim against your GP there are a number of areas where you could consider making a claim and these include:
- Failure to diagnose a serious illness
- Failure to refer to a specialist for treatment
- Issuing an incorrect prescription
- Failure to record patient information correctly
- Failure to complete a proper patient examination.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST MY GP?
Making a personal injury claim may seem like a very difficult task, but if someone has been negligent towards you then you have every right to demand compensation from them. In addition to your medical expenses a personal injury claim can cover a number of additional expenses including any loss of income due to days you might have to take off work and any further rehabilitation costs. If you feel that you have been left out of pocket at the fault of another person then you should consider starting a personal injury claim.