GP Negligence Compensation
For most of us with a medical concern our first port of call is our GP. As such a GP negligence claim could arise from a range of different circumstances. It may involve a delay in onward referral, a failure to undertake tests which would diagnose a condition or prompt such a referral or simply a wrong diagnosis all of which can have devastating effects.
As such, compensation awarded from a GP negligence claim is very much dependent on the injury the GP’s actions have caused. Compensation for this type of claim is designed to try and put the claimant back in the position they would have been in had it not been for the accident or negligence. For many people the negligence may have had life changing effects that simply cannot be reversed. In these circumstances, the compensation is used to support the claimant and ensure they have the best care and assistance they need.
GP negligence claims compensation is calculated in two parts: general damages and special damages.
General damages are compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of the injury. Medical reports would be sought from independent medical experts to identify the extent of the injuries a patient has suffered to support this part of the claim.
Special damages are compensation for any past and future financial loss arising as a result of the injury the GP negligence caused. Special damages include all losses that have been incurred from the date of the injury and any future expenses that may occur. This can include loss of earnings, care costs, medical expenses or the cost of adaptations required to accommodation. This list is not exhaustive and special damages can be very far reaching.
Our team at Davies and Partners Solicitors understand the strain that GP negligence can cause and will undertake careful analysis of your claim to make sure you are compensated fully for not only what you have suffered but any effects the injury may have on your future life.
If you have recently been affected by GP negligence you may need to seek legal representation and as such it is vital that you appoint a solicitor with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the injury acquired or developed as a result of the negligence. Davies and Partners has over 25 years of extensive experience in acting for clients who have suffered from a range of injuries caused by GP negligence. The process of making a claim can seem daunting but here at Davies and Partners our solicitors, who are members of The Law Society and AvMA Panels, have the expertise to help you make a successful claim.
If you believe you have a claim against a GP then our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim and seek the compensation you deserve.