NHS Medical Negligence Claims
The standard of care most people receive from their local doctor is usually excellent but there are occasions where symptoms are missed, tests or referrals are not ordered or inappropriate medicines are prescribed. Sometimes the consequences of these mistakes are minor or are quickly picked up by the patient themselves or a hospital or other health care provider however, on occasions the mistake is not noticed and it can have life-changing or even fatal consequences.
If your health has suffered because of something your doctor or a nurse at your GP practice has done or failed to do, you could be a victim of medical negligence. If so, you may be able to claim compensation for any physical suffering and for any financial costs you have incurred. The solicitors at BRR Law in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire are experts in the law of negligence by general practitioners and nurses based in GP practices and can advise you on whether you have a valid claim as well as seeking compensation on your behalf.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
If you, or your relative, have been injured because of mistakes made by a GP or nurse practitioner call us today on 01724 854000 for a free confidential chat about how our solicitors may be able to help you. As members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) you can rest assured that with our solicitors you are in safe hands. Most medical negligence claims must be brought within three years from the point when a person ought reasonably to have known that he or she was a victim of medical negligence. Therefore it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you have concerns.
Funding A Medical Negligence Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, there may be a number of ways to cover your legal costs, such as via an insurance policy or a no win, no fee arrangement. We will be able to explain the options to you when we have the details of your claim.
Our team of specialist medical negligence and personal injury lawyers, led by Partner Ian Horner, has in-depth expertise in medical negligence claims and has successfully obtained compensation in numerous cases involving GPs, from failing to diagnose a condition to failing to order further tests or refer a patient to see a specialist. We ensure that our clients are compensated for their physical suffering, mental distress and for any money they have lost or had to spend as a result of the way they have been treated.
We have experience in supporting clients in claims against their GPs in the NHS and private practices in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and throughout the UK arising out of a range of circumstances, including failing to: –
- Diagnose a condition
- Diagnose a condition as quickly as it should have been diagnosed
- Diagnose the correct condition
- Provide the right treatment
- Provide treatment as quickly as it should have been provided
- Order tests
- Interpret test results correctly
- Refer a patient to a specialist
- Pass on or action information received about a patient
A GP or nurse practitioner may be guilty of negligence if someone in their care has suffered a personal injury or died and the cause stems from a failure to:
- Take a full medical history
- Have regard to a patient’s medical history
- Properly examine a patient
- Order appropriate tests
- Seek a second opinion where needed
- Interpret test results correctly
- Obtain a patient’s consent to treatment
- Warn a patient about the risks and side effects of treatment
- Carry out appropriate health checks before treatment
- Spot problems after treatment, including the onset of infection