No win, no fee prescription & medication error claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced prescription and medication errors lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Prescription & medication errors compensation
Doctors have a duty to ensure that the medication and the dosage prescribed is correct for each patient and that it won’t interfere with any pre-existing medical conditions.
If a pharmacist, doctor or other medical professional is negligent or otherwise breaches the duty of care they owe to you, and you are injured or become ill as a result, you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence.
Our expert solicitors have supported hundreds of clients and their families, providing expert legal support to question and challenge the care they received and securing damages for the impact it has on their lives. Clients often praise the sympathetic and understanding approach of our team, alongside their determination to ensure we hold people to account and get the answers required.
Specialist prescription & medication errors solicitors
Our dedicated medical negligence team have vast experience ensuring your case, or the case of a loved one, reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need.
We have a highly effective and proven system in place to deal with cases relating to prescription and medication errors. We can:
- Access medical reports quickly.
- Ascertain the severity of the error.
- Keep you updated and advised without the use of medical jargon.
- Deliver maximum compensation settlements smoothly.
Common prescription & medication errors
Our experienced solicitors have represented hundreds of clients who have experienced medical negligence as a result of:
- Incorrect medication being given.
- Incorrect dosages being prescribed.
- Medication being prescribed for too long without check-ups.
- Patients given someone else’s medication whilst in hospital.
- Two or more conflicting medicines taken together which should not be.
- Medication supplied to a patient who is allergic to it.
- Labelling medication incorrectly.
The consequences of these errors can be catastrophic and fatal, for others there may be long-term consequences on their health, financial and work situations, and on personal relationships.
Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve
LloydsPharmacy has agreed a damages settlement with a woman who ended up taking four times more than the safe amount of blood pressure tablets after being given the medication in error. The woman had been taking 20ml of Amitriptyline a day for depression and had collected her regular prescription from the pharmacy, in Doncaster Gate, […]
Patient awarded £20,000 compensation after taking wrong medication for two weeks due to pharmacy error
A patient has been awarded £20,000 compensation after a pharmacy mistakenly gave him tablets to treat prostrate problems instead of his usual medication to control his blood pressure. Steven Edwards, 65, of Hull, had been taking Felodipine tablets daily for eight years without any issues, and initially thought nothing when noticing the latest set of […]
£240,000 compensation for patient after negligent treatment of bleeding following hip replacement surgery
Hudgell Solicitors has secured £240,000 damages for a 66-year-old client after doctors failed to treat her bleeding following a hip replacement. The woman had hip replacement surgery in March 2017 having been referred by her NHS GP. Two weeks later she was rushed to hospital as she was unable to walk and was suffering from […]
A hospital trust has admitted twice failing an elderly patient by firstly making medication errors which led to him suffering a stroke and then failing to take measures to prevent him suffering a fall from which he broke his hip. The 84-year-old had been admitted to the hospital emergency department as he had blood in […]
Elderly woman who developed DVTs in both legs felt ‘let down’ by London hospital after failure to provide medication
The daughter of an elderly London woman who felt “let down” after medical negligence led to her developing DVTs in both legs says that she was motivated to pursue a claim in her mother’s memory after she passed away. Patricia, from Brixton, died aged 76 unrelated to the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) she suffered due […]
Patient awarded £950,000 damages after hospital failed to prescribe medication which would have prevented life-changing stroke
A Hospital Trust has agreed to pay damages of £950,000 to a patient who suffered a stroke after doctors ‘missed several obvious opportunities’ to prevent it by failing to prescribe him blood-thinning medication. Alan Ablett, of Beverley, East Yorkshire, had been worried about his health when on a holiday break in France and went to […]
How to make a medication error claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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How do I know if I have a prescription and medication error claim?
If a medical professional or a pharmacist has made a prescription error, and as a result, your condition has got worse or you’ve developed another condition, you may be entitled to prescription error compensation.
Many prescription errors don’t have serious consequences but for some patients they can have catastrophic and even fatal consequences.
If you think you’ve suffered as a result of a prescription error, contact our expert lawyers who can establish whether you have a claim for prescription error negligence.
How much time do I have to make a prescription error claim?
Generally, a prescription error claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.
Seek advice from one of our medical negligence solicitors who specialises in prescription error cases as soon as possible.
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There are plenty of types of medication errors that occur every day. From receiving the wrong dosage to being given someone else’s prescription entirely, there are countless ways in which prescription errors occur. In this article, we discuss just how often prescription errors happen in England as well as the most common mistakes made. We […]