Many prescription errors cause harm only for a short period, but some result in serious injury, illness or even death. Prescription mistakes can be made by GPs or hospital doctors writing the wrong letter on a prescription or chart, or by pharmacies giving out the wrong drugs. Most dispensing errors occur at the pharmacy, but they do also occur in nursing and care homes.
Prescription errors can occur as follows:
- wrong medicine being prescribed
- wrong dosage of medicine being prescribed
- medication being prescribed for too long
- being prescribed medication to which allergic
- combining two or more medications which should never be taken together
- someone in your family that has died as a result ot taking a particular medication
If you have been prescribed the wrong medication or have been prescribed medication for too long or in too greater a dose that has caused you harm then you may be able to take legal action for compensation. You could also take legal action for compensation if you are the next of kin of someone who has died as a result of prescription error.
Prescription error claims is a particularly complex area of law and expert advice is needed to work out whether you have a claim. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you and we will act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE basis meaning that you will not have to pay any legal fees should your case be unsuccessful. Request a Free Consultation today.