Incorrect Medication Compensation
Errors with prescribing, dispensing or administering medication make up a large proportion of reasons clients contact The Medical Negligence Experts to ask about making a compensation claim. Incorrect medication negligence can happen wherever medication is prescribed or dispensed including hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes, and pharmacies.
What is Incorrect Medication Negligence?
Incorrect medical negligence occurs when a patient receives the wrong type or dose of medication. Instead of aiding their treatment and reducing their symptoms, the effects of medication errors can range from merely annoying to being fatal.
Incorrect medication negligence examples can include:
- Being prescribed an incorrect dosage.
- Allowing too many prescription repeats before assessing the patient’s condition.
- Prescribing medication to which a patient has a known allergy.
- Dispensing too much medication, leading to an overdose.
- Dispensing an inadequate dose, leading to delays in a patient’s recovery.
- Filling a prescription incorrectly.
- Substituting prescribed medication without checking with the patient or doctor.
- Labelling medication incorrectly, including dosage and patient’s name.
- Prescribing conflicting types of medicines.
Those who prescribe, dispense, and administer medication should follow a standard procedure designed to prevent errors, however, when staff do not follow these procedures for whatever reason, negligence can result.
How Can We Help?
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts if you are worried your health has been adversely affected by being given incorrect medication. By talking to you about your experience, we can determine whether your claim is valid, and advice on the best way to proceed.
As well as being able to prove you received negligent care, we also need to prove it caused you harm. We collect the necessary evidence, obtaining an assessment from an independent medical expert where required, to submit as proof of your claim to the responsible caregiver. They will conduct their investigation and, if they accept responsibility, will propose an amount of compensation.
Any payment you receive should take into account loss of earnings if you have taken time off work to recover from illness or injury caused by receiving incorrect medication. Medical negligence compensation can also factor in additional costs associated with any extra treatment you may require.
If the responsible care provider refuses liability, or accepts that your treatment was negligible but denies that it caused your injury, we can submit your application to the court. Claims can also go to court if both parties are unable to reach agreement on an acceptable amount of compensation, though we will do all we can to avoid this as legal proceedings create extra stress for clients, who only want to receive fair compensation and move on with their lives.
What Happens Next?
The first step to making a successful compensation claim is to get in touch. We can guide you through the process to make it as swift and stress-free as possible. We advise clients to get in touch sooner rather than later as it is easier to get evidence together while it is recent, and there is a legal time limit for making a claim for medical negligence.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.