Dispensing Errors Negligence Claims
Receiving the wrong medication at the pharmacy is more than merely inconvenient. The prescription should take into account various factors, including a patient’s weight and size, physical health, and known allergies so a mistake can make you incredibly ill and, in some instances, even threaten your life.
What is Dispensing Errors Negligence?
Pharmacies have strict processes to ensure all prescriptions are filled correctly, however sometimes dispensing errors are made which can have dire consequences. Prescription negligence can be caused either by the practitioner who wrote the prescription, or the dispenser who filled it. Examples can include:
A pharmacist issuing the wrong brand of medication. If supplementing another brand, the pharmacist in charge should verify the ingredients are the same and check with the patient before issuing.
- Dispensing a different strength of medication to the stated amount. Overly strong medicine can cause illness and side-effects through overdosage, while medicine of insufficient power can lead to a person’s conditioning worsening.
- Combining some medications can have an adverse effect. The prescribing practitioner should always check you are not already taking any medication from a different source (for example, if your dentist prescribes painkillers for pain after dental treatment, but it will combine poorly with a medication you are already taking for a separate condition).
- Not taking existing conditions, such as pregnancy or heart disease, into account when prescribing.
- Allowing a repeat prescription to continue for too long without a check-up from the prescribing practitioner.
How Can We Help?
It is not merely enough to have fallen ill from taking medicine, a claim needs to prove there was negligence involved which is where the help of professional clinical error solicitors, like The Medical Negligence Experts, comes in. We can investigate your case and collate the evidence you need for your claim to be successful. We will look at who prescribed it, who dispensed it, and what information they had access to (such as known allergies, or other medications you are taking) to identify where the error occurred, and we will gather evidence from independent experts to prove that you have suffered as a result.
Prescription error compensation is calculated to cover any expenses you have incurred as a direct result, such as losing pay due to time off work. It doesn’t matter whether a private or an NHS practitioner wrote the prescription, or how large the company was who made the error, you are entitled to adequate recompense if you have been a victim of a dispensing error.
Medical negligence cases should begin within three years of the mistake, or identification of the illness or condition as being the result of the error. If a patient is under the age of 18 when the error occurs, they have until the day before their 21st birthday to lodge the claim.
Obtaining compensation is not a quick process. However, The Medical Negligence Experts will keep you informed of the progress of your case. We will advise you upfront whether we believe your case has a good chance of success as we know it is not in your best interests financially or emotionally to pursue an un-winnable case.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask 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 work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your Dispensing Errors Negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
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