Negligent GP or DoctorFree advice for victims of GP negligence
Doctors in some parts of the country are facing unprecedented demand from an increasing number of patients looking for a surgery and pressures from deep healthcare cuts. With GPs and Doctors under such pressure, it is unsurprising that accidents and mistakes happen.
What do you feel your symptoms were not looked into thoroughly or perhaps your GP was slow to recognise your symptoms were something serious or life-threatening? Whatever the circumstances for your GP’s failure, Mercury Legal can help with expert legal advice on your right to compensation. If you feel that your GP or Doctor has acted negligently, then call our legal advice line, free on 0800 122 3130 or request a free, confidential call back whenever its convenient for you.
GP Failures & Mistakes
Most of us need to go the doctor at times during our everyday life and many people have a longstanding friendship with our GP. There are occasions when we raise concerns about our health and it’s not acted upon appropriately. We recognise that this is usually a sensitive issue.
We deal with claims against GPs which include incorrect treatment causing negative effects, failure in order to identify, failure to remedy, failure to have informed consent, inappropriate exam and delay in referral for specialist therapy. We can easily cope with the complaints process on your behalf to get answers as well as the settlement you deserve.
In 2014, all of England’s GP surgeries were assessed for the first time by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Under the OFSTED-style inspection, the CQC found up to one in six of GP surgeries may be seriously failing patients in a number of areas, chiefly those recognised above. If you feel that you’ve been the victim of negligent treatment, even though your circumstance is not cited above, contact Mercury Legal now to see if we could help give you the compensation you’ll need and should get your life back on track.
Claiming For Medical Negligence
Clinical Negligence Claim
There are times that the medical procedures and care we receive may fall short of everything you expect to receive, and things can go drastically wrong, leaving you worse off and perhaps, severely injured. Watch our medical negligence videos for more information about making a medical claim.
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