Thousands of people throughout the UK will be prescribed medicines to help treat medical conditions every single year and errors are rare. However, from time to time mistakes are made and it can have last affects.
If you have been incorrectly prescribed medicine or received the incorrect medicine which has caused you to become unwell or suffer then you could be entitled to claim compensation
If you’re unsure on how to start your claim and wish to speak to a lawyer, we offer a free initial consultation for all new cases. Get in touch with our medical negligence team by filling out a contact form or calling the number below. We are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.
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Making a prescription negligence claim
Prescription errors are becoming more and more frequent, which can result in terrible consequences.
Prescriptions are tailored to patients’ needs to treat illnesses, manage symptoms and prevent infections or complications. Therefore, if prescription errors occur through NHS mistakes or chemist errors it can have devastating consequences.
These mistakes can arise in the following situations:
- Poor understanding of computer-based systems
- Lack of understanding of the medication
- Lack of patient’s circumstances and past medical history
- Failure to recognise and diagnose symptoms
All of the above can result in patients being over- or under-prescribed medication or in some cases not being prescribed the correct medication at all. In a lot of cases, patients are receiving very specific dosages of various medications that have been tailored to their individual needs.
Common complications to prescription errors include:
- Allergic reactions
- Overdosing requiring emergency medical assistance
- Hyperglycaemic reactions
- Nasty side effects
There is a duty upon everyone involved in your care to ensure that you are given the correct medication at all times. If you have not been provided with your usual dosage and have suffered as a result of this, then contact our specialist medical/clinical negligence team at Youngs Law.
No Win No Fee
Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.
If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.