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Offline jblox78

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Would We Be Eligible to Make a Claim?
« on: 19/09/17, 16:33 »
Hello,

I'm wondering whether there might be a possibility for me to raise a claim against my previous GP or whether too much time has passed?

I had undiagnosed chlamydia in 1998/ 1999 at the age of 20/21 for over a year and, despite around 14 visits to my GP, it wasn't until I read an article in the newspaper about chlamydia and took it to my GP that they tested me.  By then it had developed into PID and had caused extensive scarring and blocked my tubes - something I only found out ten years later in 2009 after a HSG test.  I requested fertility investigations before this but was refused until I had a long term partner and had been trying for a baby unsuccessfully for two years.  Another eight years on and my husband and I are now going through our third IVF cycle.

Is there anything I can do about this?

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    Offline LouGhevaert

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    Would We Be Eligible to Make a Claim?
    « Reply #1 on: 22/09/17, 08:27 »
    Dear Jblox78

    In general the limitation period for bringing a claim is generally three years after you become aware of the medical negligence. There are a few exceptions to this. In addition, if a judge feels a claim has merit he/she can waive the rules on time limits and allow a claim to proceed.

    If you wish to look into your situation further, you should contact a specialist medical negligence lawyer for advice. Many will offer a free initial discussion.

    I hope this helps a little.

    All the best

    Louisa