You may have seen a growing number of advertising campaigns for “virtual” GP applications (“apps”) on your daily commute. These apps offer patients the chance to arrange a video or telephone appointment with a GP. The patient can then book a face-to-face appointment if necessary. Some of the providers offer a free service because it qualifies for NHS funding. These apps bring about benefits but also risks and unanswered questions around liability and medical negligence.
If you are considering claiming compensation for medical negligence or personal injury, it is important to be aware of the time limit for making a claim. This time limit is known as the ‘limitation period’.
In the recently reported case of JD V Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Ms JD, a 42-year-old woman was awarded £45,000 after she suffered damage to her ureter during a hysterectomy in November 2017.
As solicitors who represent seriously injured children and adults in clinical negligence claims, we are aware that, while Claimants need access to compensation, they may be worried by the prospect of a trial.