It is likely to be the case that the doctor with whom you are likely to come into most contact with is your family GP.
A GP will manage day-to-day medical issues as they arise for you and your family. They, of course, are not specialists, but they do need to know basic general medicine and be able to recognise when there is a need to refer a patient to a more specialist doctor. Most GPs act very competently in a difficult environment, with many patients to see within a short, specific time frame. However, sometimes a GP will make a mistake and, for example, if you are not referred at an early stage when you should have been, the outcome can be devastating.
We represent clients who have suffered injury as a result of GP negligence in a variety of circumstances. Our clients include adults, children, the elderly and bereaved families whose loved ones have died.
The common types of issues that arise in GP negligence claims are a failure to diagnose the correct condition, failure to refer a patient for specialist investigations, prescribing incorrect medication and failure to recognise an emergency situation.
We have in-depth medical and legal knowledge of common scenarios involving a GP where mistakes have been made and work alongside eminent medical experts to ensure we fully understand what injuries our clients have suffered and the full impact upon their lives.
Supporting you in getting the justice you deserve
If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
Thank you for all your help, support, kindness and determination you have shown throughout my father’s case. You brought a lot of strength and comfort to my family during the process and through tough decisions and difficult times – especially to my father who thought so highly of you. It’s sad he didn't survive until the end of the case, but he never once doubted your ability and knew you would get justice for him. For that, we are eternally grateful.Miss M.
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For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
I wrote an article in July 2020 highlighting the “First Do No Harm” report which came about following the independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. You can read it again here which will give some context to the comments made by Theresa May. The report was long overdue and rightly recognised errors that had been made and the deficiencies within our healthcare system in utilising and dealing with these drugs and products. Like Theresa May, I had hoped that the government would implement plans to carry out the recommendations sooner rather than later.
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Anthony Collins Solicitors are proud to announce that we are now a ‘Brighter Futures Partner’ with the charity Meningitis Now.
Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.
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