Failure to Refer

You trust your GP to give you the best level of care they can and when you visit them with a problem you expect them to diagnose your illness and take appropriate steps to ensure that you receive the fastest, most appropriate treatment for your condition. However, things do sometimes get over looked.

It is distressing to find out that there has been a failure to refer on the part of your GP, and you will no doubt want to know whether the GP's failure to refer has made any difference to your treatment of and recovery from your condition. We will advise you as to whether we think you have a medical negligence claim against your GP. If, for example, you are not referred for important tests which would show how serious your condition is, then time has been lost. Early treatment in many serious illnesses, such as cancer, can make a huge difference to your recovery.

It may be that in your case your GP said that a referral would be made but then forgot to do it. Alternatively, your GP may simply have not recognised the potential severity of your symptoms and therefore decided against referring you to a specialist at all only for your condition to worsen before a diagnosis was finally made. In either case there may well be a medical negligence claim against your GP.

How can we help you?

Our experienced medical negligence team will discuss your situation in detail with you and help you to understand where you stand legally. If you decide to then move forwards and make a claim, we can help you to do this and we will explain the process in an easy to understand way without using any legal jargon. 

What will it cost to make a claim for medical negligence?

There are many options to explore when looking to fund a medical negligence claim. We will offer you a free appointment with us to talk about your claim and you will be under no obligation to actually make a claim. If you do decide to go ahead we will explain in detail all of the funding options available to you and advise you on the best one for you, including no win, no fee.

For more information or to speak to one of our friendly team for your free initial consultation, please call 0117 239 8012 or complete our online enquiry form.

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