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Have you suffered due to NHS or GP negligence?

If you have experienced poor treatment in a hospital or surgery run by the NHS, we can help you make a claim for medical negligence.

What is NHS or GP negligence?

Everyone should be able to feel safe when in the hands of a healthcare professional. We understand how distressing it can be to suffer negligence while under the care of your GP or an NHS centre of care.

Examples of negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis:
    This is where a patient’s illness is either mistaken for something else or missed entirely by GPs and other medical professionals. Misdiagnosis can be easily avoided, which makes it all the more difficult to deal with when it happens.
  • A&E negligence:
    This occurs when someone is sent to an A&E department and not given the correct treatment right away; they could be discharged too early, for example.
  • Failure to report to a specialist:
    GPs must report you to a specialist doctor at a hospital if you have a serious illness; not doing so could be harmful to your health and well-being.
  • Pharmacy errors:
    When an NHS pharmacist prescribes you the incorrect medication, or a dosage that’s too high or too low.

How much can I claim?

Although money may not be the first thing on your mind - you should make sure you recover as well as you possibly can first - you can claim based on how severe your case is, whatever financial losses have been incurred, and how long recovery is expected to take. The most severe cases of NHS negligence can see awards upwards of £100,000 in compensation.

How long do I have to claim?

If you wish to make a claim, it should be done soon after you gained knowledge of the NHS or GP negligence that you or a loved one has suffered. We at First4Lawyers understand that this will be a distressing time for you, and our expert solicitors will handle your case with the level of sensitivity that is required.

I’ve been a victim of NHS or GP negligence. What should I do?

If you have concerns about an NHS treatment or service you’ve experienced, you can file a letter of complaint. This includes treatment funded by the NHS at a private hospital.

A letter of complaint isn’t the same as making a medical negligence claim, but,  it could be used as part of your case if you want to claim.

You should consider making a claim for compensation with First4Lawyers. Our team of expert solicitors will help to take the stress out of making a claim, and do all the legwork for you, so you can have peace of mind during this difficult time.

Common questions

Can I claim against my GP?

Yes, you can make a claim against your GP if you have unfortunately sustained an injury or illness due to receiving poor treatment or substandard care. 

Am I entitled to make a medical negligence claim?

Yes, if you or a loved one have been let down by a healthcare professional, or have suffered as a result of sub-standard care. At First4Lawyers we match you with an experienced solicitor who understands the difficult time you might be going through.

How do I make a claim for medical negligence?

Making claims for medical negligence can be a complex process, as each case can vary quite substantially. If you’re considering making a claim for medical negligence, then we’d recommend speaking to one of our advisors in the first instance. 

Do you have any more questions? 

How to guides

Learn more about this area of law and what you need to know:

How to file a medical negligence claim

In this guide, we’ll help you understand, how to file a medical negligence claim

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Letter of complaint about NHS service

A guide to writing a letter of complaint about an NHS treatment or service

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