GP Negligence Claims

GPs are very often the first point of contact for patients who need to seek medical advice.

They provide a pivotal role in the National Health Service, dealing with more minor ailments than hospitals, and also being able to identify when the problem is more serious and a referral to a hospital is needed.

Sometimes GPs make mistakes in their assessment and treatment. This can result in terrible outcomes for patients.

Types of GP negligence include:

  • Failing to refer a patient for cancer investigations
  • Failure or refusal to examine patients or to make home visits
  • Failure to diagnose meningitis
  • Failure to diagnose chronic cardiovascular problems including deep vein thrombosis
  • Prescribing the wrong medication (misprescription)