The General Practitioner currently occupies the role of “gatekeeper” to the services offered to you by the NHS. A GP is thought to see some 8,000 patients per year and on average patients registered with the same GP will see the them approximately five times per year with some groups, especially children, women and the elderly, seeing their GP more frequently than that.
It is unsurprising that given the volume of clinical activity in this healthcare sphere, negligence can and does arise. Common failures include the following: failure to visit a patient at home when requested, failure to communicate with the patient (test results, referrals, etc), failure to examine, investigate or refer, errors in drug treatment, and failures of practice management.
If you have come to harm or loss as a consequence of negligence in your care by your GP, either due to delay in treatment or misdiagnosis, then O’Reilly Stewart Healthcare solicitors have the experience and “know-how” to properly investigate and prosecute your claim in respect of loss.
We have recovered, over the course of the years, substantial damages on behalf of our clients arising out of substandard care on the part of GPs.
If you have suffered injury and loss by virtue of misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis, please contact us by phone on 028 9032 1000 for free advice about making a claim.