When you visit your GP, you trust in their ability and expertise and they have a duty of care to ensure you are properly looked after. In most cases, patients are happy with the treatment they receive from their GP and all goes well. However, mistakes can happen which can break that trust by resulting in further illness or injury to your physical and/or mental health. And it’s not just because our doctors aren’t as good as they should be – it’s because they’re being pushed to work faster and more efficiently than ever before, which means that they have less time to spend with their patients.
It’s important to be aware that you can file for GP negligence compensation in Ireland if you have been harmed by a doctor’s actions or inaction. GP negligence can also be a result of actions that your GP hasn’t taken. Even if you’re not sure what’s causing your symptoms, it can be frightening to feel like your doctor isn’t dealing with them properly or isn’t taking them seriously enough.