Oakwood Solicitors

GP Negligence Claims

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The experts in Medical Negligence

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd’s specialist Medical Negligence department has an in-house team of Solicitors and legal professionals dedicated solely to this area of law. With over 24 years of combined experience, we are dedicated in assisting clients who have suffered physically, mentally and financially as a result of negligent medical treatment. The specialist team pursues an array of medical negligence claims ranging from Prescription errors and misdiagnosis, to complex birthing injury and spinal claims and everything else in between.

About GP negligence

Between November 2017 and October 2018, there were 307 million GP appointments held in England alone.

With the GP Practice being the first port of call for many when they are feeling under the weather, it is vitally important that correct treatment is administered. When this does not happen, it can have a serious impact on your medical treatment.

Due to the vast range of care that GP Practices offer, this is not a simple area of clinical negligence.

Types of claims

Some of the possible claims are:

  • Failure or delay in referral – when the GP has reached the limit of what care then can offer, referrals can be made to specialists. When this is not done, it can cause a delay in treatment being administered or a delay in diagnosis
  • Prescription of incorrect medication – in some cases, patients are prescribed with medication which is not appropriate for them, or is incorrect
  • Delay in diagnosis – sometimes, a GP may not identify symptoms of a condition, and as a result conditions are not diagnosed quickly
  • Incorrect diagnosis – sometimes, a diagnosis is provided, but it is the wrong one. This causes a delay in the correct treatment being provided.

This list is not exhaustive, however the categories listed above are the most common types of claim we see in this area. The most common claims are events such as; failure to refer to specialists for further investigations, failure to correctly identify symptoms and provide a diagnosis, and providing an incorrect diagnosis.

How do I make a claim?

If you feel that your GP has misdiagnosed, failed to refer you, not fully investigated your symptoms or did not provide you with correct treatment then you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Oakwood Solicitors will be able to give you free advice on whether you are entitled to bring a claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to make a claim?

You will have 3 years from the date that you became aware of the negligence, or in cases where the patient is sadly no longer with us – three years from the date of death, to bring about a claim.

These claims can be complex and lengthy. Please do not delay, contact our specialist team as soon as possible.

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

We have a dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals who have many years’ experience between them in running cases of this nature. They are highly trained to deal with all aspects of clinical negligence.

We want to ensure that clients are not overwhelmed by legal jargon, medical terms that they don’t understand and aim to allow the claims procedure to be as transparent as possible.

What should you do if you think you have a claim?

If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options.

carol cook
Carol Cook — Solicitor and Head of Department

Carol joined Oakwood Solicitors in May 2017 to lead the Medical Negligence department. She handles a wide range of Clinical and Dental Negligence claims and has a specialist interest in Birth Injuries. Carol has years of experience in handling complex clinical and Dental Negligence claims securing substantial amounts of damages for her clients. Carol studied her law degree (LLB honours) at Salford University.



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