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Prescription Error Claims

Have you suffered injuries due to being prescribed the wrong type of medication?  If yes, you may be entitled to make prescription error claims.

Our team of solicitors has vast experience with such claims and we can also help you recover substantial compensation for your damages.

Common Mistakes

Mistakes with prescriptions can happen in many different ways.  Given below are some examples of prescription errors which can give rise to compensation claims.

Prescription given for too long – there are side effects associated with all types of medications.  If a patient takes medication for a long period of time, he may experience the harmful effects of it.  This type of error can occur if a patient is allowed to order the prescription multiple times without getting examined by a doctor.

Prescription of incorrect dosage – a particular type of medication can be available in many different doses.  Mistakes can be made if an incorrect dose has been prescribed by a G.P.  Mistakes can also be made if the prescription is misread by a pharmacist and an incorrect dose is prescribed to the patient.   In many cases of prescription errors, a child has been given an adult dose.

Prescription that the patient is allergic to – there are a number of drugs which can cause allergic reactions.  If a patient is allergic to a specific type of drug, then the information must be clearly noted on the medical records.  This must be done so that the doctor does not prescribe medication which the patient is allergic to.  Mistakes can happen if a patient is prescribed medication which he is allergic to.   Such medications can cause serious side effects.

What Can Happen?

Mistakes with prescriptions can have numerous health consequences, some of which can be extremely serious.  These include:

  • Brain damage
  • Allergic reaction
  • Psychological illness
  • Blindness
  • Digestive problems such as ulcers and stomach bleeding

Prescription errors can also be fatal.

Making A Claim

Whatever your injuries, we can help you win substantial compensation.

Our no win no fee solicitors will make the claims process simple as well as risk free.

To discuss your case with a member of our team, give us a call on our free telephone number.

You can also fill in our quick claim form online and request a call back.

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