Claims for a failed referral
Although in most situations our GPs will be able to deal with the majority of day to day illnesses, unfortunately sometimes there does come a situation where this is simply not possible. Although they are highly skilled professionals, there are areas outside their set of expertise and in this situation you may need to see a specialist who can help to target your specific needs and pinpoint problems that you might have, while helping to treat them effectively.
If you feel that you have sustained injuries through the failure of your GP to appropriately refer you to a specialist as needed, you could consider a compensation claim to cover any potential costs that you have incurred.
IN WHICH SITUATIONS COULD A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION BE CONSIDERED?
There are a number of situations where a failed referral could have a negative impact on you, some situations where you may look to claim include:
- Claims for a missed diagnosis
- Claims for a mis-diagnosis
- Claims for a failure to refer to a specialist
- Claims for a failure to identify the need for a specialist
- Claims for a failure to adequately treat a patient
WHO MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME A FAILED REFERRAL?
In general if you feel that you are the victim of a failed referral then chances are that the person who you may look to make a claim against is your GP, and in this situation you may consider a claim to cover any compensation that you are entitled to. As part of their treatment towards you, it’s essential that your GP refers you to a specialist as needed and if they have failed to do this then they have also failed in their ability to appropriately treat you.
AM I ABLE TO GET HELP FROM MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U?
If you are looking for help with your compensation claim then the team at Medical Compensation 4U can help you throughout your claim. Working closely with you, the team will ensure that you receive every penny that you are entitled to, every step of the way. Contact the team today to find out more information!