Delay in referral for specialist treatment

It's important that you choose a medical negligence lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to deal with your compensation claim effectively.

When it comes to most minor ailments a visit to the GP is generally all that we need to fix up our problems and be on our way. Unfortunately however, some minor ailments are just the start of something significantly larger and it’s crucial that our GPs are able to identify any potential health problems before they develop into something far more serious.

When it comes to discovering a serious illness it may frequently be something that is far out of the GPs area of expertise and in this case they may opt to refer us to a specialist. These specialists are experts in their field and are prudent at identifying medical issues within a certain area of the body. Failure to refer to this specialist can lead to serious injuries going undiagnosed for an extended period of time and this could lead to a whole host of health issues. If you have been left with injuries or illnesses as a result of this negligence then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHO COULD I CLAIM AGAINST FOR A DELAY IN REFERRAL FOR SPECIALIST TREATMENT?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation in this case your compensation claim will generally be directed against your GP. If you feel that your GP has been negligent towards you and has been reluctant to transfer you to a specialist, which in turn has led to your symptoms worsening or further health problems developing then you could be eligible to make a claim. In addition, if your delay in referral has cost you additional medical expenses, or forces you to take additional time off work you may consider making a compensation claim to recoup these losses.

IN WHAT SITUATION COULD I MAKE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim, there are a number of situations where you could be eligible and these include:

  • Delay in administering the correct treatment
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • Failure to recognise the need for specialist treatment
  • Delay in referral to specialist.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT I CAN CLAIM FOR?

  • Loss of income – if there is a delay in your treatment then you may need to take additional time off work. In addition if you have a serious illness which is not treated in time then you may be unable to return to work. As a result, you may be eligible to claim compensation
  • Additional medical costs – your delayed referral may mean that you will have to undergo additional medical treatment as a result you could incur further costs, you could be eligible to make a claim for these

HOW CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

At Medical Compensation 4U we understand the importance of your health, not only to your own well–being, but also to your ability to be able to perform a number of daily tasks and even to work. That’s why if you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent person we are here on hand to help you throughout the claims process. Our team will work around the clock to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to – and put it straight back into your pocket.