We have recently dealt with a medical negligence claim for a client and successfully secured compensation.

The claim for compensation was made against the client’s former General Practitioners, six in total.

The Claimant had consulted his General Practitioners for a treatment of back pain sustained following a road traffic accident.  The Claimant was prescribed Naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory.  The Claimant’s back pain continued and he was given repeat prescriptions for Naproxen over a prolonged period and without the use of gastro protection medication.

It is alleged that, as a consequence of the GP’s negligence, the Claimant developed a duodenal ulcer, duodenitis and gastritis due to the prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the failure to prescribe proton pump inhibitors.  As a consequence, the Claimant developed an upper gastro intestinal haemorrhage, for which he required emergency hospital admission and a blood transfusion.

Although liability had been denied, the claim was settled before trial and we helped the client to secure a sum of money by way of compensation for his injury.