General Practice Claims

If your GP makes a mistake in your treatment and you suffer as a consequence, speak to the expert team at JMW to find out more about making a GP compensation claim. Although GPs generally provide excellent care, and although you may enjoy a good relationship with yours, it is imperative you are able to make a claim should their error or negligence create or worsen your injury or illness.

The team at JMW has the expertise and experience to successfully guide you through the process, from beginning to end. Discuss your situation with us today by either calling us on 0800 054 6512 or by filling in your details on our online enquiry form, which will enable us to call you back at a convenient time. 

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About GP Claims

Although it seems unlikely that GPs make fewer mistakes than other doctors, they are on the whole less likely to get sued. This is likely because of the special ongoing relationship that many patients have with their GPs. Also, the vast majority of care in general practice is provided by fully-trained doctors, which is in contrast to the situation in hospitals where junior doctors who are still in training provide most of the care. Even so, mistakes can and are made by GPs, and they can have long-term effects on the victims.

If you are the victim of medical negligence on the part of your GP, you should not let your relationship with them prevent you from making a claim in order to access the justice to which you are entitled. GPs are often our first port of call when we are ill or injured, but they are susceptible to errors just like any other medical professional, and the mistakes they make can result in serious health problems.

GP Services

GPs manage all manner of day-to-day problems and are required to have a deep understanding of ailments of all kinds, and are also expected to refer a patient to a more specialist doctor if and when required.

Core services provided by GPs include:

  • Medical care for you and your family
  • Preventative care and health promotion advice (vaccination and screening, for example)
  • Initial assessment of all presenting problems
  • Co-ordination and utilisation of secondary care services
  • Advice on obtaining social service assistance

Supplementary services can include:

  • Contraceptive advice
  • Fitting of intra-uterine contraceptive devices
  • Maternity care
  • Minor surgery
  • Child health surveillance
  • Travel advice and vaccinations

GP Errors

Because GPs are required to assist with a very wide spectrum of injury and illness, the scope for error is vast. Common reasons for negligence claims against GPs include:

  • Failure to visit you at home when your history suggests a possibly serious problem
  • Failure to adequately examine you
  • Not acting on the results of tests (such as an abnormal cervical smear result)
  • Failure to communicate with other healthcare professionals, resulting in substandard care
  • Failure to adequately investigate symptoms
  • Failure to refer you to a specialist when necessary
  • Not keeping proper records, resulting in harm
  • Performing minor surgical procedures they are not competent to undertake
  • Inappropriate prescribing of drugs

Because there are now so many powerful drugs available to GPs, and because prescriptions are given in at least 75% of consultations, it is perhaps unsurprising that claims for the prescribing of inappropriate or contraindicated drugs are increasing.

Why Choose JMW?

JMW has one of the most experienced and respected medical and clinical negligence teams in the UK. The team is headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones and a number of our solicitors are part of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel, while others are on the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.

We are able to deal with cases using a no win, no fee agreement, where appropriate, and if after talking to us you decide not to take matters further, you are under no obligation to do so. Should you take up a claim with us, we will be in your corner every step of the way, providing the help you need from start to finish.

Case Studies
  • Hearing Loss Caused by Negligent Ear Syringing- £22,500

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  • Doctor Throws Skin Specimens Away - £3,500

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  • Poor GP Standard of Care Leads to Ongoing Health Issues - £108,000

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  • Hearing Loss Misdiagnosed as Glue Ear - £12,500

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Talk to Us

If you believe your GP was negligent in your treatment, speak to an expert solicitor about starting a GP negligence claim. Either call us for free on 0800 054 6512 or allow us to call you back by completing our online enquiry form.



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