GP Negligence Solicitors

Professional legal advice for claims against General Practitioners

People put their trust in GPs and healthcare professionals. You immediately go to a GP when you are concerned about your health. A GP should be able to provide suitable knowledge and action on a wide range of medical areas. If you feel that your GP has been negligent in your treatment, we can help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation.

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GP Negligence ClaimWhat is GP Negligence?

As a GP should have knowledge on a variety of medical subjects, there are various issues that can arise from their treatment, including but not limited to:

  • A failure to properly diagnose your condition
  • Failing to refer you to a specialist for further treatment
  • Failing to carry out home visits
  • Failing to properly record your medical history

If failures such as those above should lead to complications or a worsening of your health, there may be a case for negligence against your GP.

If you are unsure whether your experience with a healthcare professional falls under this kind of negligence, it is best to contact one of our solicitors as soon as possible so that they can assess whether you are entitled to make a claim and what kind of funding is the best option for you.

When can I make a Medical Negligence claim?

In most GP cases, claims need to be made within three years from when your GP made a mistake, or three years from when you first discovered your injury or noticed it worsening. However, this time restriction can vary depending on the circumstances of your case.

For example, when making a claim for a child, the three year time restriction begins after the child turn 18 years old. Likewise, someone who lacks mental capacity and cannot make a claim on their own may also be exempt from the restriction. It is important that you contact a legal professional as soon as you can so that we can assess whether your case is still able to move forward.

What can compensation help with?

If your claim is successful, the settlement can help you to adapt to life should you have permanent or worsening injuries. It can fund any home adjustments that you may need to help you in daily life. It can also pay for any ongoing treatment or aftercare that is required to ensure that your recovery is as effective as possible. If you have had to take time off work you may also be able to recoup lost income.

Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Janet Baker Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Janet Baker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Associate Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Wells, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis Sheffield

Lucy Wells

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Cosgrove, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Natalie Cosgrove

Associate Solicitor

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson

Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu

Solicitor

Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall

Solicitor

Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder

Solicitor

Ruth Tucker Medical Negligence Solicitor

Ruth Tucker

Solicitor

Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy

Solicitor

Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith

Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe

Solicitor

Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann

Solicitor

Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman

Solicitor

Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar

Solicitor


Emma Frank

Trainee Solicitor

Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar

Solicitor

Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Morris

Chartered Legal Executive

Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson

Paralegal

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How are GP Negligence cases funded?

There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

It can be difficult to prove whether a GP has been negligent, therefore our solicitors will work with you closely to build your case through asking you a series of questions. We believe that it is important to understand what went wrong and why any mistakes happened. We will provide you with the advice and guidance you need along the way, to give you peace of mind.

Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being among the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.

Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to talk to a medical negligence solicitor about your circumstances.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

Clinical Negligence Client

"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

"This was the first time I’ve had to use a Solicitor, I found [Samantha Spain] very professional and helpful. The experience was much easier and more pleasant than I had feared."

'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client