A failure to follow guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) can often result in negligent treatment by a GP.
Common errors include a failure to diagnose a condition, a failure to refer for further investigations to be carried out and a failure to prescribe the correct medication. In a recent case David acted for an elderly gentleman who went to see his GP with the symptoms of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in his calf.
Without checking his medical records and noticing a previous problem with stomach ulcers the GP prescribed a blood thinning drug. This caused an internal haemorrhage and an emergency admission to hospital for a blood transfusion.
If you feel your GP has made a mistake which has resulted in you or a family member suffering from an injury or illness, you may be able to claim compensation. Call today to find out how he can help.