Compensation for failure to refer to an appropriate specialist

Although when we are dealing with most common illnesses, a trip to the GP can usually be the right solution, this isn’t always the case. In some situations we may have an illness which is so specialised that it is above the qualifications and the knowledge of a general GP and therefore you may find that you are referred to a specialist for further treatment.

In most situations, specialists are trained to deal with the specific area of your injury, but they are only human and as such have the potential to make mistakes. If you have been injured through the negligence of a specialist, or through a failure to be referred to one, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHO SHOULD I LOOK AT CLAIMING AGAINST?

If you have suffered as the result of a failure to refer to the appropriate specialist, then you could consider a claim against anyone who you feel has caused your injuries or illness. In most cases this claim will be made directly against your doctor or GP if they have failed to take the appropriate action for you. Any delays in treatment can lead to the development of serious illnesses and injuries and accordingly you may consider a compensation claim against your doctor or GP if they have done this.

WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH NOT BEING REFERRED TO AN APPROPRIATE SPECIALIST?

If your doctor or GP has failed to refer you to the appropriate specialist then a number of complications could occur these include:

  • The development of other potential illnesses
  • The worsening of existing symptoms
  • The need for additional medical attention
  • Potential death if left untreated

CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP MY CASE?

If you have been the victim of a negligent GP or doctor then working with a team of experts can really help your case and that’s where Medical Compensation 4U can come in. Our team will work with you throughout the personal injury process, every step of the way, to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to.

For more information about Medical Compensation 4U contact us today!