Failure to record patient information correctly

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At the first sign of illness, the first thing that many people will do is visit their local GP. In many cases, people tend to have one GP who may have treated them for several injuries over the years and therefore has a good understanding of their previous medical history. In addition, your GP will also have a record of any previous treatment or allergies you have had which will allow them to make a professional decision about how to best treat your illness.

When you first visit a GP they will generally ask you a range of questions about any previous medical history you have in addition to any potential allergies you may have against medical treatments. This helps them to establish what type of medication they can prescribe you in a safe and effective manner. If this information is not taken correctly or is mis–recorded it could result in the patient being prescribed medication which could make them increasingly ill and lead to serious medical consequences.

IF MY GP FAILS TO RECORD PATIENT INFORMATION CORRECTLY WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST?

When it comes to information which may have not been correctly recorded there are a number of people that you could make a claim against but in general you will be looking at the person who initially recorded your information. In some situations this may be your GP who has incorrectly recorded information as they were asking you questions during your consultation. In other cases it could be a nurse or receptionist who may have recorded your information before you went in for your GP consultation.

WHAT ARE SOME SITUATIONS WHERE I MIGHT BE ABLE TO CLAIM?

There are a number of situations where you may consider making a personal injury claim and these include:

  • Allergic reaction due to poorly recorded allergy
  • Incorrect prescription due to incorrectly recorded patient information
  • Mis–diagnosis
  • Failure to follow up an illness.

ON TOP OF MY PERSONAL INJURY, WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS CAN I CLAIM FOR?

  • Loss of income – if you are required to take additional time off work as the result of negligence on behalf of your GP then you could be eligible to claim compensation for any loss of income that you have incurred as a result
  • Medical expenses – you may be required to undertake further medical treatment to correct any problems which have developed as the result of the mis recording of your information, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim as a result.

CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

When it comes to personal injury claims the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help you throughout every step of the process. Our team can work with you throughout the claims process to ensure that you are guided through the process every step of the way, with a helping hand on site to show you the way.