GP Negligence Claims
General practitioners (GPs) are usually our first port of call when we’re unwell. We expect our GP to be able to diagnose and act upon the signs and symptoms presented to them, but sometimes these are missed or not acted on appropriately, with serious consequences.
Common failings that we encounter are failures to:
- refer for tests;
- refer to a specialist;
- take into account the patient’s medical history;
- conduct an adequate examination;
- diagnose a condition.
Any one or more of these errors can have serious repercussions for a patient’s long-term health and wellbeing.
David Gazzard has in excess of 25 years’ experience as a specialist medical negligence solicitor and in that time has been instructed in many cases involving GP negligence.
“David Gazzard supported my family and I through a very difficult time. David is not only a first rate solicitor but if my own experience was anything to go by, he has huge empathy for his clients. I would strongly recommend him.” AJ, January 2017
In a recent claim, David acted for an elderly gentleman who went to see his GP with the symptoms of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in his calf.
His GP failed to check his medical records which showed a previous problem with stomach ulcers. He therefore erroneously prescribed a blood thinning drug which caused an internal haemorrhage requiring an emergency admission to hospital for a blood transfusion.
“I am pleased to provide a testimonial for David Gazzard. The death of my mother and the circumstances surrounding it were an incredibly difficult time for all of us in the family. David Gazzard dealt with the situation with care and compassion whilst at the same time leaving no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what actually happened. We really couldn’t have wished for a better solicitor.” TD, March 2018
If you are unhappy with advice or treatment received from a GP, our Head of Medical Negligence, David Gazzard, will be delighted to speak with you informally and in complete confidence. You may call him on 01793 615011 or email him at email@example.com