Compensation for failure to refer to an appropriate specialist

Although in general if we have an injury or illness our local GP will be our first port of call, they aren't always able to treat or identify these potential medical issues that we have and if we do find ourselves in this situation then we may require more specialist treatment. In general a specialist will focus on one particular area of the body or one type of treatment in particular and this can be invaluable if you have a specialist injury that needs dealing with.

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Although in most situations your medical professional will know what to do, this is not always the case and you could find yourself without a referral for the specialist treatment that you require. In this situation you could consider a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred. 

Whose fault could this negligence have been?

When you visit a GP for medical attention it is their responsibility to ensure that you receive the right attention for any treatment that you might require and if you feel that they have failed to do this and that you have developed far more serious injuries as a result, then you could consider making a claim for compensation to cover any costs that you have incurred throughout this time.

What are some examples of situations where I could potentially claim?

There are many different situations where you could consider a claim of this type and these include:

  • Failure to provide adequate treatment
  • Failure to send for additional tests
  • Failure to identify a serious injury/illness
  • Failure to provide an adequate referral
  • Mis-diagnosis of an illness or injury. 

How can Manners Pimblett help me throughout my claim?

If you are looking to get started on a compensation claim then working with the team at Manners Pimblett can be a great way to get started. Working together with you, the team at Manners Pimblett can help to ensure that you recieve the compensation that you are entitled to. 

For more information about how Manners Pimblett can work with you towards a successful claim, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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