Compensation For Failure To Treat

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

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Failure to treat a medical condition

It is your GP’s responsibility to be identify dangerous or life threatening conditions quickly, and therefore take the relevant actions to facilitate your recovery. Failure to treat a medical condition could result in long-term complications or injuries that are more serious to your overall health. And when this happens due to negligent action from your GP, you are entitled to pursue a compensation claim.

It is common knowledge that when you have a minor ailment, it would usually be your GP who you visit initially. A visit to the GP is the first opportunity for a doctor to spot the early signs of a serious condition and to plan suitable treatment accordingly. The earlier the diagnosis, generally the better your chances of a timely recovery. General Practitioners should be able to easily offer a diagnosis and relevant treatment for the issue.

If you feel that your GP has been negligent towards you then you may be able to make a claim against them.

You may be able to claim if:

  • GP has failed to diagnose a more serious problem
  • The diagnosis they have provided is incorrect
  • Prescribing incorrect medication as a result of a misdiagnosis
  • Failure to treat an illness within their remit

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What to do when there has been a failure to treat

When a medical condition has been spotted too late, or has not been spotted at all, this could have serious consequences on your health. A failure to diagnose your condition, or if the medical condition has been misdiagnosed, means that your condition could become progressively worse and your symptoms much more difficult to manage.

A GP has a duty of care to identify serious conditions early on, so that the right course of treatment can be planned and actioned. Failure to do so puts you at greater risk of long-term complications and your chance of recovery is impacted. If this failure to treat is a result of negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. We have many years of experience working with clients who have suffered a failure to treat as a result of negligent action, and we are able to successfully bring about justice in these cases.

Here at Patient Claim Line our medical negligence solicitors understand that going through this experience can be particularly challenging for you – that is why we are committed to providing help every step of the way and our team will always be on hand to obtain the outcome you deserve.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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Initially we thought this was a speech and language problem, this wasn't the case. It took 4 to 5 years of assessments, with the constant response that there was nothing wrong with his hearing. A different test was them carried on Vincent overnight where it was found he was profoundly deaf.

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