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General Practitioners (GPs) tend to be our first point of contact when we are feeling unwell or have an injury. Doctors can be the first to spot the signs of serious illnesses and injuries and can help prevent long-term health issues.
We all expect a high standard of care from our GPs. However, negligent mistakes can happen. For example, your doctor might delay acting on your symptoms, fail to refer you for further tests or X-rays, or misdiagnose your illness or condition.
GP negligence can leave you with severe or life-changing injuries or illnesses and preventable complications.
Nursing negligence can also be a serious issue. A nurse at your GP surgery may fail to provide you with a reasonable standard of care causing avoidable injuries and pain, or your condition worsening.
If you or a family member has suffered due to negligence at your GP surgery or health centre, you may be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim.
Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors has lots of experience helping people affected by insufficient or incompetent care levels from their GP. We have helped many GPs’ patients over the years, who have suffered severe physical and psychological harm, to secure maximum compensation.
We can help with a wide range of GP negligence compensation claims. Some examples include:
We understand you may feel reluctant about the thought of claiming against your GP. However, compensation can help pay for specialist rehabilitation, care and support, and any adaptations you need to make to your home due to your illness or injury. It will also compensate you for the pain and distress you have suffered.
Your medical negligence compensation will also make up for any loss of income (including future loss of earnings) and any care costs you may incur in the future.
Over the years our medical negligence solicitors have held both NHS and private doctors across England and Wales to account for treatment and care that falls below medically acceptable standards.
We offer No Win No Fee funding, which means there is no financial risk to you or any hidden, unexpected costs. In the improbable event, your claim is unsuccessful; you will not have to pay any money. Click here to find out more information about No Win No Fee.
We offer a free initial consultation if you or a family member has experienced illness or injury due to GP negligence.
Call us now on Freephone 0800 884 0777, email email@example.com or complete our online enquiry form for a free, ‘no strings attached’ chat and we will let you know if you have the grounds to make a GP negligence claim.
Making a GP negligence claim with Novum Law is straightforward. Our GP negligence claims are available on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you do not have to worry about legal costs.
In the unlikely event, your claim is unsuccessful; you will have nothing to pay. Click here to find out more about No Win No Fee.
Our solicitors will gather evidence from your medical records. We will also speak to independent medical experts to build a strong case against your GP.
We will work hard to prove the negligent healthcare you received from your GP made your condition worse or resulted in you suffering an injury or illness.
Once we have all the evidence that we need to support your GP negligence claim, we will help you secure your compensation as quickly as possible.
The value of your GP negligence claim is calculated using several factors, including:
Click here to find out more about how we calculate compensation.
In most GP negligence cases, you have three years to make a compensation claim. The time limit for making a GP negligence claim starts from the date your injury happened (or the date you first became aware that your injury or illness resulted from GP negligence).
There are some exceptions to the three-year time limit:
To learn more about time limits (sometimes referred to as ‘limitation’), you can read our article. If you have any questions about time limits, you can call us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most GP negligence claims settle out of court which means you may not have to wait too long for your compensation.
If no agreement is reached, your GP negligence claim may have to go to court. Even if this happens, it does not necessarily mean you will have to go to court. In many medical negligence cases, the claims settle before the official court hearing date. However, our expert legal team will support you throughout the process if your compensation claim does go to court.
Our medical negligence solicitors will gather the evidence to build as strong a case as possible including:
Our specialist medical negligence team can help you claim compensation from NHS Trusts, private hospitals, and individual medical professionals.
GPs are generally insured by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) or the Medical Protection Society (MPS). If you are making a negligence claim against your GP, either the MDU or the MPS will pay your compensation.
No, your compensation claim will not affect any future healthcare or treatment you receive. You will not have to leave your GP’s surgery, and you will receive care and treatment as usual.
Yes, you can make a medical negligence compensation claim if your loved one has tragically died due to negligent GP treatment.
Our expert solicitors can help you secure compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering and any financial losses you have incurred.
We can also help you if there is an inquest into your loved one’s death. Click here to find out more about inquests.
Why choose us?
As expert solicitors focusing on serious personal injury and medical negligence, you can trust us to get the best results for you and your family.
We understand what you are going through, and we will be there for you every step of the way throughout your claim and beyond.
Our No Win No Fee guarantee means you can make a risk-free compensation claim with no legal costs or charges if your claim is unsuccessful.
Specialist rehabilitation, medical care and support can make a huge difference in your life. We work with the best providers to get the treatment you need.
The professionalism with which you have handled my claim put my mind at ease and was less stressful than I could have imagined.
Going with Novum Law was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Novum won the case for me, and helped me get my life back together
I would have no hesitation in recommending Novum Law and your services.
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