Compensation for medication mistakes

Patients can be left with traumatising and long-suffering injuries when mistakes are made with the prescription medication they are given. In some cases, an incorrect prescription of drugs can have fatal consequences.

If you have been injured due to a prescription error by your GP, medical professional or pharmacist, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence. The amount of compensation will be dependent on the severity of the impact of the medication on your health.

Examples of prescription medication error claims can include:

  • Chemists and pharmacists dispensing the wrong medication or an incorrect dose of drugs
  • Patients being prescribed the wrong dose by their GP or medical professional
  • The medication being labelled incorrectly
  • Repeat prescribing of medication without proper review
  • A patient being prescribed a medication which they are allergic to
  • The prescription of medication which clashes with other prescribed drugs

Prescription error compensation claims are particularly complex, so it is vital to use specialist medical negligence solicitors who understand both the legal and medical issues.

How we can help with prescription medication error claims

Medication ClaimsAt Nelsons, our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham are experienced in dealing with prescription error claims for compensation. We have a proven track record of securing compensation for our clients and we consistently recover large amounts of compensation on their behalf.

Our team are ranked in Tier One of the independently-researched publication, The Legal 500, and are recommended by Chambers and Partners as one of the top teams of specialists in the country. Additionally, the team has been shortlisted as finalists for the second year running for Claimant Team of the Year at the national Personal Injury Awards.

Our team are also members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel – a specialist qualification held by experienced medical negligence solicitors – and the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) specialist panel.

If you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact us to speak to our team. We are always happy to discuss the circumstances of your potential prescription medication error claim either over the phone, via our online contact form or where appropriate at a meeting.

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To find out if you are able to pursue a prescription error compensation claim, please contact us to discuss how we can help on 0800 024 1976, through our online enquiry form or by using our online chat.

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