GP Claims

A GP will generally have a life-long and trusted relationship with the patient and is most often the doctor to whom a patient first attends in order to assess a problem.  

A GP to assesses a wide variety of problems and based on their knowledge, skill and experience we rely upon them to decide whether it is necessary to refer a patient for specialist help.  As with all areas of clinical negligence, delay or failure to refer can have devastating, long-lasting consequences for a patient and can unfortunately sometimes be catastrophic.

Examples of claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose possible strokes/brain haemorrhages
  • Failure to refer urgently, for example in the case of meningitis or cardiac arrest
  • Failure to refer to a specialist for investigation or treatment
  • Failure to consider results of investigations and act appropriately

We have a vast amount of experience representing individuals and families in claims involving negligence on the part of a GP.

 

Recent cases of note

  • Settlement of €325,000 for woman who suffered undiagnosed appendicitis and subsequent rupture
  • Novel nervous shock case: SH –v– General Practitioner