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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.

“Dear Mr. Austen-Jones, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and advice over the past three years and for achieving a very satisfactory conclusion to my case for me. I certainly appreciated your efficient manner in arranging all my appointments and for keeping me so well informed of developments. I also found being able to telephone you direct to discuss matters very helpful, in this day of automated telephone services! With much gratitude and thanks.”
Mrs W

We aim to provide:

  • Free assessment of your claim.
  • One to one contact with your lawyer from day one.
  • Clear and unambiguous legal advice.
  • Visits to you at home, hospital or in a rehabilitation centre.
  • Early interim payments and funding for rehabilitation needs.
  • Maximum compensation and the best outcomes for you.

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.

Healys can help

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.

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GP NEGLIGENCE experiences
  • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
  • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
  • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
  • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
GP NEGLIGENCE insights
  • Woman Injured Loading Gazebo Into Van Wins Damages

    29th November 2018

    Gazebos are used by all kinds of organisations when attending events up and down the country. It may not seem that an employer’s duty to assess and minimise workplace risks would extend to tasks such as carrying and assembling gazebos, but a recent case shows that it does. Continue reading »

  • Mother Of Disabled Child Ruled A ‘Primary Victim’ Of Hospital Negligence

    28th November 2018

    In order to succeed in a ‘secondary victim’ claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the loved one who has suffered the injury – as a result of witnessing a sudden, shocking event. Given the number of hurdles a claimant has to clear to show that the many tests have been met, there have been very few successful claims to date. Continue reading »

  • Compensation For Slips And Trips At Work

    26th November 2018

    Two recent cases illustrate that employers need to be vigilant in assessing tripping and slipping hazards in areas where workers perform their tasks. If they fail in this duty, those who are injured as a result may be able to claim compensation. Continue reading »

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    23rd November 2018

    A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »