Your General Practitioner (GP) has an important role in your everyday health, and for many people is their first point of contact when suffering with an illness or ailment. For this reason, the decisions that GPs make can have huge consequences for your health and wellbeing. They are responsible for prescribing medicines, referring you for treatments to relevant specialists if they believe it to be necessary, and advising you as to the best course of action according to your needs as a patient.
For these reasons, when things go wrong, the consequences can be very serious. Perhaps your GP has misdiagnosed your condition and you have become ill as a result, has made an incorrect referral, or even provided inappropriate medication in relation to your health problem.
All of these scenarios, and many others, are a serious breach of what is referred to as a ‘duty of care’, whereby all doctors are required by law to ‘act in the patient’s best interests’. It goes without saying that this includes making the correct decisions about your healthcare, given the level of trust that most people place in their doctor’s training, experience and judgement.
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Call Healys Medical Negligence Solicitors today. Our friendly team is here to help. You can see how we have helped our clients in our case studies section.
Here at Healys, we have extensive experience of pursuing claims against GPs in a wide range of circumstances and cases. We recognise the fear and anxiety that the prospect of commencing a claim against your GP is likely to cause you, and that is why we are here to help.
It is important to the team here at Healys, who have over 50 years’ experience combined, to not only get to know the details of your individual case, but also to find out about you as an individual.
This is one of the ways that Healys differs from other firms; our personal service and attention to detail. We believe that it is impossible to serve you fully and in your best interests without getting to know more about you and your life as a whole.
After all, you will be making a claim against your GP because of something very personal; your health, which has a far reaching impact upon all areas of your life. We care about you as an individual, not just your legal case.
Healys prides itself not only on its personal service and client care, but also on its first class legal knowledge and expertise. We have extensive experience and considerable success in dealing with claims against GPs.
For these reasons, when you instruct Healys, you can be confident that you are working with a law firm that has your interests firmly in mind, and that we will represent you robustly and with passion.
It is likely that your GP’s medical negligence has caused you significant inconvenience, alarm and distress, not to mention the possible health issues created by it.
For these reasons, you are better off having experienced medical negligence solicitors by your side every step of the way, in what can often be a time consuming and complicated process.
12th August 2019
In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long. To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).
9th August 2019
You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. Continue reading »
4th July 2019
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading »
26th June 2019
The death of a loved one is probably the most traumatic, harrowing experience any human being will experience in their lifetime. Not only is there a period of unimaginable grief, suffering and uncontrollable feelings of sadness and loss to go through, but in addition there are a wealth of practicalities that have to be dealt with – a funeral to be arranged, finances to be sorted out, fellow grieving relatives who need supporting and potentially, sales of property and effects to be dealt with. Continue reading »
24th May 2019
No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, but it can at least soften the financial blow. In one case, the widow and four children of a man who was struck down by a hit-and-run driver achieved a seven-figure settlement of their claim. Continue reading »