Hi Everyone, Basically a relative of mine experienced the onset of stroke while working one day. He visited a GP complaining about his sudden dizziness and disorientation, and headache. The doctor basically checked his blood pressure which recorded 180/90, which is quite high. He gave him a shot of valium and told him it was safe for him to drive home. As he was driving home, his condition worsened and eventually he pulled over, lost consciousness for a long time, when he woke up 3 hours later and he managed to get himself to a hospital. He He was in critical situation for a while but eventually stabilised, but he lost 40% of his vision. He is 54 and slightly overweight, but has been generally healthy with free from medical issues in the past. We are trying to see if he has a case in terms medical negligence or not. Things to consider: - The need to prove that that the GP did not provide enough care, it could be that when he visited the GP. His conditions were still too generic to point directly to symptoms of stroke, in which case the the the doctor's actions may have seem reasonable. - Strokes are generally hard to treat even if detected earlier, if my relative had been re-directed to the hospital straight away after GP consultation, he might received better treatment and his condition might not have been as bad. These things require independent medical opinion. A lot rests of the medical opinion on what the "reasonable" level of care that should been afforded to my relative when he visited GP which required opinion of medical experts. However, I am just wondering if anyone here can provide some help or perspectives on the legal aspects of this situation. We have been to a no firm with a No Win No Fee basis. However there is still a lot of costs need to paid out-of-pocket just for the investigation stage. So any help would be greatly appreciated.