Experts in pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication claims
Errors with prescribing and dispensing medication make up a large proportion of reasons clients contact us. In short, turn to The Medical Negligence Experts to ask about situations where a pharmacy dispensed wrong medication. Because incorrect medication negligence can happen wherever prescription and dispensation of medication occurs. This includes medical facilities such as 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 in most Western countries. When an error occurs, there can be:
- allergic reactions;
- dispensing errors;
- exacerbation of injuries;
- new drug dependency issues for patients, and more.
These can affect patients both in both (or either) the short term and the long term.
Incorrect medication compensation claims are everywhere – for example:
- Receiving a prescription with an incorrect dosage.
- Allowing too many prescription repeats before assessing the patient’s condition.
- Prescribing medication initially 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.
- Dispensing the wrong prescription through reading error.
- Not consulting medical records for allergies, thus risking patient safety.
- 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, prescription error compensation may be the only option.
How Can We Help When the Pharmacy Dispensed Wrong Medication?
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts if you think your health faces adverse effects from incorrect medication. By talking with you about your experience, we can determine if starting a claim is valid in the first place. Accordingly, we’ll be able to advise on the best way to proceed. Because a prescription error claim will require the seasoned legal advice of capable solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
As well as being able to prove you receive negligent care, we also need to prove it causes you harm. First, we collect the necessary evidence* 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.
Payments you receive
Loss of earnings plays a big part in payments you might receive. Especially if you took time off work to recover from illness or injury due to receiving incorrect medication. Medical negligence compensation can also factor in additional costs associated with any extra treatment you may require.
Perhaps the responsible care provider:
- refuses liability or;
- accepts that your treatment was negligible but denies that it caused your injury.
In that case, 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. However, we will do all we can to avoid this. 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, therefore, 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. Plus, we advise clients to get in touch sooner rather than later, as well.
In short, it’s easier to get evidence together while it is both fresh and recent. Moreover, there is a legal time limit for making a claim for medical negligence.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today; you’ll also find out how we can help you. We’ll speak with our network of registered office UK solicitors to see if we can pursue injury compensation for you.
*Obtaining an assessment from an independent medical expert where necessary.
Need some help incorrect medication compensation claims?
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 for incorrect medication compensation?
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.
Expert solicitors working for you
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.