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When your family doctor or GP is negligent, it means you received substandard care, or he/she made errors in your diagnosis. GP negligence can include but is not limited to accidents caused by your GP, misdiagnosis of a condition, prolonging your illness, and prescribing incorrect medication or treatments. Your GP can also cause other errors that may not be listed.

If that’s true in your case, our NSW negligence lawyers can help. If you feel your GP’s negligence or ineptitude led to further illness, pain, or long-term health complications, you may be entitled to no win no fee compensation.

What Can You Claim Compensation For?

If you were injured due to GP incorrect action or inaction, you may be able to make a claim, sometimes with a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement which waives any payment for services.

Some examples of injuries that could lead to a GP negligence claim include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Delayed or non-referral to specialists
  • Prescription errors, such as prescribing medication you are allergic to
  • Needle stick injuries which may have caused injury or infection

If you are unsure whether your GP is responsible for your injury, call us on 1800 106 107 to make sure.

Your GP’s Duty of Care under New South Wales Law

Every medical professional takes a legal and professional oath to “do no harm.” This “duty of care” means they must take reasonable steps to avoid doing further damage.

Will my Claim Affect my GP?

You may feel concerned that claiming compensation against your doctor may affect his or her career.

Of course, your compensation is taken from someone or a company. The amount is covered your GP’s surgery (business) insurance and their own malpractice insurance.

Your claim may also highlight an unsafe practice or unsuitable treatment which can prevent the accident or negligence from happening again.

Are You Eligible?

The quickest and simplest way to find out if you can make a claim is to speak to a no win no charge lawyer on 1800 106 107 or contact us via our online claims form.

You are generally entitled to compensation if your injury or prolonged illness was caused by your GP, left you out of pocket with bills or lost work, and caused you pain so severe it interfered with your normal life. When you call us, you can just get general advice. There’s no obligation to make a claim. Call one of our specialists to find out more on 1800 106 107.