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    No Win No Fee medical negligence compensation claims

    Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, a No Win No Fee agreement removes the financial risk associated with a compensation claim. If your case is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees to Birchall Blackburn Law, and an insurance policy covers the defendant’s legal fees. You will have peace of mind and you will not be out of pocket.

    GP medical negligence compensation claims

    If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness, or an existing injury or illness has been made worse, due to the mistake or omission by a GP, our legal experts are here to help and guide you.

    We specialise in all areas of GP negligence, from misdiagnosis and delays in diagnosis, right through to prescription errors. We will ensure you get the best possible outcome and the compensation you need to move on.

     

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    Accredited quality and experience in medical negligence claims

    You can rest assured that our expert specialist clinical negligence solicitors have the expertise and legal knowledge to support your claim for compensation and rehabilitation.

    The Head of our Healthcare & Clinical Risk, and Partner, Andrew Taylor is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Quality Scheme. The Scheme is a recognised standard for quality in Clinical Negligence.

    Solicitor, Partner and Clinical Negligence specialist, Susan Liver is an accredited Person Injury Specialist Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). APIL accreditation provides a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors and counsel dealing with personal injury claims.

    How can we help you make a compensation claim for GP negligence?

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    If you believe a GP has failed to care for your health properly because of an omission or mistake, speak to our specialist clinical negligence solicitors about whether you can claim compensation to support your needs. Our medical negligence solicitors will be happy to listen to what has happened to you and provide advise about your legal options.

    Our job is to support and help you through the legal process of making a claim for compensation. In many cases compensation can be the only meaningful source of finance to help you cover the cost of lost earnings and give you access to quality rehabilitation.

    We will take on the legal burden, support you through the whole compensation process, and make sure you know what’s going on at every step of the way. We will do all of this in a professional and approachable way with no legal jargon.

    What are the common types of negligence GP compensation claims and other questions?

    • Is it right to claim compensation if my GP has made a treatment mistake?

      Historically many people have been reluctant to claim compensation for the mistakes or omissions of their GP. It can be through a sense of loyalty, concern over further treatment, or an old-fashioned paternalistic patient relationship that promotes the maxim that doctor knows best.

      But the negligent failure of a GP can result in life-changing injury and illness. You may need care and financial assistance to help you recover, rehabilitate or cope with the consequences. Sometimes a compensation claim is the only way to do this.

    • How do I know if my GP has failed to treat and care for me properly?

      A GP is in many cases the gateway to your treatment for an injury or illness. It is essential that your GP recognises your symptoms, diagnoses your condition, and either offers treatment or refers you to a specialist promptly.

      A GP should be able to assess and identify conditions that may require urgent specialist treatment, such as a stroke, heart attack, meningitis, and cancer. This is not always easy.

      They must provide you with a reasonable and competent standard of advice and treatment. If your GP does not provide you with this standard of care and fails to diagnose, treat, or refer you to a specialist, it may cause you avoidable injury, pain, and suffering.

      If you believe a GP has failed to uphold the required standard of care through omission or mistake, you should speak to one of our specialist clinical negligence solicitor about whether you can claim compensation to support your needs. A specialist solicitor will also help you through the complaints process and get you answers.

    • What are the common types of negligence GP compensation claims?

      Birchall Blackburn Law’s clinical negligence solicitors have decades worth of experience dealing with the aftermath of GP errors. General Practice is a wide and complicated area of medicine, but our specialist team has seen a number of common mistakes. These include:

      • Failure to diagnose a fracture
      • Failure to refer to hospital
      • Delay or failure to refer to a specialist
      • Failure to refer for an X-ray, MRI or other scan
      • Failure to review repeat prescriptions
      • Wrong prescription or wrong dosage
      • Failure to spot infection (e.g. a wound infection)
      • Failure to conduct a thorough examination
      • Failure to diagnose a condition
      • Failure to take a proper medical history
      • Failure to consider medical history
      • Failure to interpret blood test correctly
      • Failure to investigate blood tests
      • Failure to act upon abnormal blood tests
      • Failure to inform a patient of a consultant’s instructions on how to manager a medical condition
    • What do I do next if I think my GP has been negligent?

      If you suspect that that your medical treatment has been negligent, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

      A specialist Medical Negligence solicitor with plenty of experience in these sorts of case will be happy to talk to you in the first instance about what has happened to you and whether you will be able to claim compensation.

      Birchall Blackburn Law has decades of experience supporting people through a clinical negligence claim for compensation. You can simply email or call us and we will give you initial free and confidential advice about claiming compensation, with no obligations.

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    - Did you know?

    GPs deal with an average of 41 patients per day. Family doctors say they should deal with no more than 30 patients a day to ensure proper care is given (Pulse 2019).

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