Pharmaceutical Negligence Claims
Taking the wrong medication, or taking the correct medicine in the wrong dose, can have severe repercussions for a patient’s health. Pharmacists and doctors are usually extremely careful about what they prescribe and dispense, but errors can happen. If you have been affected by pharmaceutical negligence which has caused you to fall ill or suffer injury, reach out to The Medical Negligence Solicitors for help.
What is Pharmaceutical Negligence?
Patients should always check that the medication that has been dispensed is what was prescribed, but the reality is that most people trust their pharmacist and doctor to fulfil their duty of care when giving them medicine. Pharmaceutical negligence happens either when the doctor makes an avoidable error prescribing medication, or the pharmacist makes a mistake when filling the prescription. Examples include:
- Incorrectly advising a patient on how frequently to take their medicine.
- Prescribing or dispensing medication which is known to counteract another type the patient is already taking.
- Substituting a prescribed brand for another without checking with the patient or doctor. This can happen if there is a product shortage.
- Dispensing an incorrect medication, or mixing patients’ prescriptions up.
- Computer errors leading to mistakes when dispensing medicine.
- Advising a patient to take a wrong dose – this can happen when a doctor calculates a suitable dose for a child.
- Allowing a repeat prescription to continue for too long without assessing the patient. Taking some medicines for too long can have damaging side effects when taken for extended periods.
Pharmaceutical negligence can also refer to mistakes made during the manufacture or packaging of medicine. It may be labelled incorrectly, or have been kept in conditions which have caused it to deteriorate.
Not all pharmaceutical errors are caused by negligence. For example, if a doctor prescribes medication for a patient who fails to disclose they were prescribed antibiotics for a tooth infection by their dentist, the GP has no way of knowing there is a risk.
How Can We Help?
When it comes to knowledge of and experience dealing with medical negligence claims, the lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts are unparalleled. From your initial inquiry until the settlement of your claim, we will represent your best interests, negotiate on your behalf, and act as your advocate to ensure the outcome is the best it can be.
We recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible once you know you have been the victim of medical negligence. There is a statutory time limit for submitting a compensation claim. It may take several months to build a case to prove you were harmed as the result of a pharmaceutical error, and that your injury would not have occurred had you not been subjected to the negligence of care which fell short of what is acceptable.
If you are worried you have been affected by medical negligence, then get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts. We can professionally advise you on whether your claim has a good chance of success and, if so, how you should proceed.
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: the 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. 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.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
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 pharmaceutical 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.