A GP will generally have a life-long and trusted relationship with the patient and is most often the doctor to whom a patient first attends in order to assess a problem. A GP to assesses a wide variety of problems and based on their knowledge, skill and experience we rely upon them to decide whether it is necessary to refer a patient for specialist help. As with all areas of clinical negligence, delay or failure to refer can have devastating, long-lasting consequences for a patient and can unfortunately sometimes be catastrophic.
Examples of claims include:
Failure to diagnose possible strokes/brain haemorrhages
Failure to refer urgently, for example in the case of meningitis or cardiac arrest
Failure to refer to a specialist for investigation or treatment
Failure to consider results of investigations and act appropriately
We, at Augustus Cullen Law, have a vast amount of experience representing individuals and families in claims involving negligence on the part of a GP.
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