We believe that trust is an integral part of any relationship between a patient and their general practitioner (GP). However, when that trust is breached due to negligence, the resulting impact can be devastating. If you've experienced negligence from a GP and suffered health-wise as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Switalskis, we understand the emotional and physical toll that GP negligence can take on people and their families. Our aim is to stand beside you, providing not just legal advice, but empathetic guidance and unwavering support in what is undeniably a challenging time.
If you’ve suffered due to the negligence of your GP, you could claim compensation. Whether it's a case of misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, incorrect treatment, or even a failure to refer for further investigation or specialist care, our expert team is here to assist you in your quest for justice.
We appreciate the sensitivity of GP negligence claims and understand how important it is for you to have legal representation that you can trust. Our team of specialised solicitors has extensive experience in successfully handling GP negligence cases.
Our team goes beyond standard legal advice. We take the time to understand your unique circumstances, providing you with guidance and support every step of the way. We stand by you through the complexities, simplifying the legal jargon and translating this into clear, easy-to-understand language. With Switalskis, you're not just a client; you're a valued individual who deserves the best possible legal representation.
GP negligence refers to instances where a general practitioner (GP) provides substandard care that harms the patient's health. A GP, like any other medical professional, has a duty of care towards their patients. When this duty of care is breached, it can result in negligence.
We understand the critical role GPs play in maintaining our health and wellbeing. We also acknowledge that, like any other professionals, GPs can make errors. If you believe your GP failed in their duty of care, we’re here to help you seek the compensation you deserve to cover your pain, suffering and any financial losses you may have experienced.
GPs are often the first point of contact for patients seeking medical attention. While they typically provide excellent care, there can be instances where mistakes or negligence happen. Here are some examples of doctor negligence claims:
If you've experienced any of these situations, you may have grounds for a GP negligence compensation claim. At Switalskis, we're here to help you navigate this process, providing support, advice and expertise every step of the way.
The process of making a GP negligence claim may seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Our team will guide you through each step.
Remember, at Switalskis, we treat each claim with the gravity and individual attention it deserves. We aim not just to secure compensation for you, but also hold the negligent party accountable, encouraging improvements in healthcare practices and standards.
Generally, you have three years from the date of the negligent treatment or from the date you first became aware of the negligence to make a GP negligence claim. However, exceptions may apply in certain circumstances, including:
Given the complexities around the time limit and the importance of making your claim within the given time period, it’s always advised to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the negligence has occurred or been discovered. The sooner you reach out to Switalskis, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building a robust case for your GP negligence claim.
Potential costs are among the biggest concerns our clients have about claiming compensation. At Switalskis, we're committed to making the process as accessible as possible by offering various funding options to meet your needs:
Remember, your first consultation with our clinical negligence solicitors is free and without obligation. We'll discuss the funding options available to you and help you choose the best one for your situation.
The duration of GP negligence claims can vary greatly, depending on the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and whether liability is accepted by the GP. Rest assured, our team will keep you informed every step of the way, providing you with regular updates and working diligently to bring your case to a successful conclusion as promptly as possible.
It's hard to give a specific amount for a GP negligence claim because every case is different. The amount you could get depends on how badly you were hurt and how it has affected your life.
The goal of the compensation is to try to get you back to where you would have been if the GP hadn't made a mistake. Usually, the compensation you get will cover:
Our expert GP negligence lawyers will make sure to consider everything you've lost or might lose in the future. We work with medical professionals to understand fully how the mistake has affected your life, so you get the compensation you deserve.
If you believe your health has been affected due to GP negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our legal experts are here to listen, understand your unique circumstances, and fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Switalskis today by calling 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through the website to discuss your concerns in confidence with a legal specialist.