Negligent GPs

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GPs are the first port of call when a person has an illness or medical problem and they inevitably see lots of different patients with lots of different medical issues. GPs should have sufficient medical knowledge and expertise so that they are able to diagnose any illness and refer patients for the appropriate tests and correct specialists. However, sometimes GPs, like all other people, make mistakes. On occasions GPs fail to diagnose, fail to refer and fail to respond to the signs of a serious illness or problem. In these cases GPs are breaching their duty of care towards their patients.

GpSome people might feel guilty about bringing a medical negligence claim against a GP. It might be felt that GPs see too many different patients to possess a good knowledge of all illnesses and symptoms. If someone has been seeing the same GP for a number of years then they might also feel guilty about bringing a claim against them. Others might feel that bringing a medical negligence claim about any medical professional is immoral. This, however, should not be the case.

GPs owe a duty of care to their patients and each patient should be provided with the same standard of quality care. Medical professionals work in order to help their patients’ illnesses or conditions improve, not make them worse. When mistakes are made by GPs there should be consequences to their actions. Moreover, for most illnesses, the sooner a diagnosis is made, the better a patient’s prognosis will be and so patients shouldn’t feel guilty or wrong when claiming against GPs who wrongly delayed their diagnosis.

Making a medical negligence claim against a GP might be daunting but if a patient has received substandard care from a GP then it is right that they be compensated for the suffering and pain that they have endured. Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors have years of experience bringing medical negligence claims and they have specific expertise bringing legal cases against GPs. They can successfully bring claims against GPs for a wide range of GP mistakes including failure to arrange further testing, failure to take a full medical history and mistaken, incorrect or delayed diagnosis. Bolt Burdon Kemp pursue cases on a no win no fee cases and compensation can be claimed for pain and suffering and also any loss of earning which has resulted from the mistake or negligence.

7 Responses to “Negligent GPs”

  1. Luna May 12, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    The investigating officer waited a week after my accuser made her initial report and then only after my arrest and after the charges were filed did she download my phone and GPS records.These devices proved my accuser lied but my name and picture were already published in several newspapers and was on several TV stations.
    The investigator had only my accusers testimony.The investigating officer didn’t talk to me until I was arrested.She ignored evidence that pointed to my innocence.As I understand the law I could have been arrested but should not have been formally charged until they had more evidence.The county I live in was sued previously when the same investigator arrested someone without doing a complete investigation.He was awarded 6 figures and was never formally charged
    The arresting officer went on vacation for a week.I was arrested after she returned.I was taken to the county jail,fingerprinted,photographed and taken before a judge in handcuffs and leg irons.At the time of my arrest they took my GPS device.Three weeks later they received information based on my GPS that I was nowhere near where my accuser said I was when I attacked her.My employer at the time told the investigator on 3 different occasions that the time line didn’t work.I would have had to pick up my accuser,stop for “something”at a gas station,take my accuser to my house,molest her and go to another gas station for fuel.All of this would have had to been done in less than 75 minutes.To accomplish this I would have had to traveled over 70 mph through 5 towns who’s speed limits were 25 mph without being stopped.When informed of this the deputy stated she didn’t care because “we got him”.There was no physical evidence and when I suggested to the deputy t

  2. Donovan May 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    This was despite we visited them at least once a week for 3 months. Eventually we went to the local hospital on our own initiative. There he was diagnosed to have cancer. How can parents push GPs to refer when they as parents have the intuition that something is wrong? Our GPs simply didn’t appreciate the level of pain he was in despite we told them and begged them to do something.

  3. Margrett May 25, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    The offender has a history of 26 convictions of violation of protective order. Parole board understood and put strict limits to parole: GPS bracelet, 3 x per week AA meetings, more than 100 yds from protected individuals. Parole office and officer simply did not do any of this. As a result, less than a month after being parole, offender once again violated protective order — was arrested and is in process.
    The offender has a history of 26 convictions of violation of protective order. Parole board understood and put strict limits to parole: GPS bracelet, 3 x per week AA meetings, more than 100 yds from protected individuals. Parole office and officer simply did not do any of this. As a result, less than a month after being parole, offender once again violated protective order — was arrested and is in process.

    As to the negligence: the PO terminated the GPS bracelet required by the Board. The PO specifically told the parolee it was okay to approach me in a courthouse, contrary to the orders of the Board. The PO specifically told the parolee that she did not have to attend the AA meetings required by the Board.

  4. Kip July 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I was a beauty therapist and someone is claiming legal aid to sue me over a treatment she was not happy with, letter arrived today? It says in the letter I can dispute why she should get legal aid on the grounds of merit, any advice.

    My insurance company already decided not to entertain her.

  5. Lucas August 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    well a recent report critisized doctors for missing early signs of cancer , indeed it made the point that this missing process resulted in the deaths of many people , that would otherwise have survived cancer .
    oral bobs , based on what logic ? its merely a question note the question mark , it does not project a personal apinion , though personally i feel doctors 10 minute max apt times for each person doesnt help the detection of signs of cancer in early stages .
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/29/late-cancer-diagnosis-kills-thousands
    Katherine Murphy, director of the Patients’ Association, said: “Some patients are diagnosed with cancer when they have presented with the same symptoms six months earlier.

    “Patients will sometimes tell us that they had been going to see their GP for six to nine months with, say, a pain in their stomach and were told to go to the pharmacy and buy an over the counter medicine [and later are found to have cancer].”

  6. Norbert September 11, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    I was recently attacked my by ex fiancé. I’ll pass on all of the life advice. I’ve been working with the DA to keep this piece of shit in jail. And I’ve got his bond increased from $25,000 to $100,000 in a matter of a week.

    He was on a GPS ankle monitor for violating a no contact order with an ex girlfriend (long story). He took off his monitor once and the GPS office called him in. He told them he hasn’t taken it off as he had put it back on when they called. They just replaced his monitor and let him go.

    We were headed towards an argument one night so I left his house in confidence that he would be at home. I planned to return later that night. He was not to be out on a Sunday and that’s the day this occurred. He showed up at my house and revealed he had no monitor on.

    I was severely beaten on the left side of my face and I was choked to the point of unconsciousness. He left me there to bleed to death. My injuries resulted in me having reconstructive surgery and having 3 titanium plates placed in my skull. They were unable to place the fourth because my cheekbone was so shattered it would have just crumbled. On top of me being 15 weeks pregnant. 12 at the time.

    I called his monitor office while in the ER to inform them and let them know he had an active warrant. They claimed they received no alert he had taken it off.

    Again, no life lessons please. I’m doing what I need to to ensure justice is served.

    If the county was not negligent the first time he took off his ankle monitor, he wouldn’t have been able to take it off again and I would have no almost lost my life that day.

    I would like to know what kind of lawyer I should get to pursue this. If he can take it off, imagine the rapists and child molestors on a monitor that have been taking it off.

  7. Jenell September 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    For the past few months, I’ve had this strong feeling in my gut, that my wife of 16 years has been cheating.. So I went and spoke to a private invesigator named McMurray.. He told me he is one of the best in the field and would give me a discounted rate.. He said he would track her every move for 1 week for 650$.. So I paid McMurray cash on the spot, well the next day.. My Wife was coming out of the clothing store with a friend and they saw someone Video taping them. She says he was dressed as a ” Dog with sunglasses ” as in ( The animal ) and was holding a digital camera filming her.. When she spotted McMurarry he got up and ran like a human, jumped into a car and swerved off… I don’t really know what to say , my wife confronted me and now she wants a divorce.. She also called the sheriff and now McMurray has a warrant on him for harassment / stalking charges.. I can’t believe he did this. I gave him $650. Help!

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