A GP plays animportant role in the health care system. Most patients have a life-long relationship with their GP and they are usually the first medical advice a person seeks when they feel unwell.
GPs provide a broad service to their patients on all health issues and their patients rely on them to decide whether further investigation is needed of an illness and a referral to a specialist required.
A delay or failure of a GP to refer a patient can have serious consequences for an individual.
Lavelle Solicitors’ medical negligence team has considerable experience in representing individuals in GP negligence claims.
Examples of recent cases we advised on include:
- Failure to refer to a specialist for investigation of symptoms that would suggest cancer
- Failure to properly examine a patient
How can we help?
Our initial consultation with you will identify whether you have a good case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking to us you decide not to take your GP negligence claim further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with RE.8 of SI 518 of 2002.