Whilst rare, claims against a General Practitioner, as a result of negligence can arise as a consequence of some of the following circumstances:
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist or to an appropriate specialist
- Late diagnoses or failing to diagnose
- Incorrect medicines being prescribed
- Failing to act on test results
- Failing to investigate symptoms
It is often very difficult to consider a claim against your GP, due to loyalty and a long-standing history of care amongst the patient’s family. However when errors occur they can have very serious and life-long effects on a patient.