A GP will generally have a life-long and trusted relationship with the patient and is most often the doctor to whom a patient first attends in order to assess a problem.   A GP to assesses a wide variety of problems and based on their knowledge, skill and experience we rely upon them to decide whether it is necessary to refer a patient for specialist help.  As with all areas of clinical negligence, delay or failure to refer can have devastating, long-lasting consequences for a patient and can unfortunately sometimes be catastrophic.

Examples of claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose possible strokes/brain haemorrhages
  • Failure to refer urgently, for example in the case of meningitis or cardiac arrest
  • Failure to refer to a specialist for investigation or treatment
  • Failure to consider results of investigations and act appropriately

We, at Augustus Cullen Law, have a vast amount of experience representing individuals and families in claims involving negligence on the part of a GP.

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Michael Boylan

Partner and Head of Medical Negligence Group

Joice Carthy

Managing Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Jamie Hart

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Gillian O’Connor

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Eoin Collins

Associate Solicitor

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Associate Solicitor

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Senior Associate Solicitor

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