GP Negligence Compensation Claims

Our clinical negligence solicitors are experts in their fields and will help and advise you with your GP negligence claim.

More about GP Negligence Claims

At Forbes Solicitors, our clinical negligence solicitors understand that GP negligence can have serious consequences for patients, including physical harm and financial loss. Our GP negligence claims lawyers provide expert legal guidance to individuals who have suffered harm as a result of GP negligence and work tirelessly to secure the compensation that our clients deserve.

What is GP Negligence?

What is GP Negligence?

GP negligence refers to the failure of a GP to provide adequate care or make an accurate diagnosis, which results in harm to the patient. This can take many forms, such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to refer the patient to a specialist when necessary.

If you feel that you were not given adequate treatment or care by your GP and you believe that they were negligent when dealing with you, call the expert solicitors at Forbes today and get your GP negligence claim started.

Mistakes can happen, especially when GPs have many patients to deal with, unfortunately this can mean that you suffer or are injured as a result. GPs have to manage many patients per day and although they are qualified to advise on many medical issues, they are required to refer you to a specialist doctor if your injury or illness is severe. Failure to refer patients to a more specialist doctor can cause devastating injuries. Furthermore a GP may misdiagnose an illness or injury which can cause harm to patients.

Types of GP Negligence Claims

Types of GP Negligence Claims

Some of the key types of issues Forbes solicitors deal with involve GPs:

  • Failing to diagnose injuries/fractures correctly

  • Failing to refer patients for cancer investigations

  • Prescribing the wrong medications/medication errors

  • Failing to diagnose meningitis

  • Failing to diagnose brain haemorrhages

  • Failing to diagnose unstable angina which could lead to cardiac arrest

If your GP fails to diagnose a problem or fails in their duty to refer you to the appropriate channels and you are injured as a result, you have a right to claim compensation.

Clinical negligence cases including GP negligence cases are always fiercely defended, and as such you need an expert team of solicitors fighting for your right to compensation. This particular area of law is extremely complex and requires the expertise and knowledge of an experienced and accredited law firm, such as Forbes.

Forbes Solicitors are one of the legal profession's industry leaders in the UK due to our commitment to client care and focus on the best interests of all of our clients.

All it takes is a phone call where one of our expert solicitors will discuss the details of your injuries with you in brief and ascertain as to whether you have a viable claim for compensation.

We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is no need to worry about legal costs.

After a free initial chat, there is no obligation to proceed and all calls are completely confidential.

I dealt with Lisa Atkinson from the Blackburn branch. Lisa was always open and honest with regards to what we could expect from the case. Always quick to respond to any query we had, updated us along the way and was always professional. I found her to be very thorough in all dealings that we had with her, and would not hesitate to use again. Thank you.

Lisa Bromilow
GP/NHS Negligence Claims Case Study

GP/NHS Negligence Claims Case Study

Failure of GP and hospital trust to refer for serious spinal pathology and investigate or provide safety net advice. A scan of the thoracic spine revealed multi cystic lesion causing significant compression of the spinal cord as a result the patient lost bladder, bowel and lower limb function. Claimant was awarded £400,000 compensation.

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Partner, Personal Injury

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Partner, Clinical Negligence

Leonie Millard


Senior Associate, Personal Injury

Lisa Atkinson

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