Find out how to claim clinical negligence if misdiagnosis by a GP has occurred resulting in erroneous treatment and incorrect medication being prescribed caused by the GP looking at the wrong patient’s notes
GP Clinical Negligence Victim Question
I attended at my NHS GP who examined my GP notes and diagnosed me with a condition I had never suffered with. The treatment of this condition requiring medication which had side effects, including stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
I was on this medication for many months when I returned to the GP to enquire further about the condition.
The GP pulled out my notes and discovered he had mistakenly referred to the wrong patient’s notes and I wasn’t actually suffering from the condition diagnosed.
The GP apologised, but I have been taking medication which has had significant side effects and I wish to know whether I can claim compensation.
Medical Negligence Solicitor Response
It is clear the GP was negligent in referring to the wrong patient’s medical notes when diagnosing your condition.
As the medication seems to have been to a certain degree harmful producing side affects -it is seems clear you have suffered injury and as such a claim can be made against your GP.
You should first make a patient complaint via the GP NHS patient’s complaints system and thereafter instruct a medical negligence solicitor to proceed with a claim against the GP practice.
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