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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
You can do, for a misdiagnosis, if this has led to an injury whether physical or psychological (or both).
To sue a GP for medical negligence, you would need a law firm to act for you - as they are very complex cases. At this stage I recommend you make a complaint to the GP surgery. You can do that via this site:
If dissatisfied with the outcome of the NHS complaint, you can then appeal to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman here: https://www.spso.org.uk
The Ombudsman is free to use, quicker than court action and they can make a decision which the GP is bound by - which can include payment of compensation.
If you wanted to consider suing for compensation, assuming the Ombudsman does not make a decision in your favour, you would need a law firm as I mentioned earlier. Here are a few examples of law firms you could consider : 1. https://www.livbrown.co.uk/personal-injury/medical-negligence2. https://www.digbybrown.co.uk/clinical-negligence3. https://www.patientclaimline.com/nationwide-coverage/scotland/
I hope this helps and answers the question - my goal is to ensure you are happy with the answer and have the information you need. If you have any follow up questions then please let me know. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.
Please let me know if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or if you have any follow up questions. If so, I’d be grateful if you would let me know. I am free most days, including weekends, so feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.
Thanks and I am sorry to hear that. Some GP's do make mistakes - there is a remedy available to you though I would say the Ombudsman will agree with you given the facts.
The Ombudsman scheme can be used if your GP does not uphold your complaint. I said I believe the Ombudsman would agree with you and uphold your complaint. If you have a read of the answer I set out above, it gives you details of how to escalate this.
Yes, if the GP practice does not uphold your complaint, you can at that stage go to the Ombudsman. You can also consider a medical negligence claim - I listed a few law firms who specialise in this area.
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