Prescription Errors

If you are feeling unwell, a visit to your local GP, doctors surgery or hospital followed by a medicine prescription should get you back to full health quickly and simply.

You should always expect to receive the highest level of care, and thankfully, our healthcare system usually delivers just that. However, if something does go wrong, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Some examples of prescription errors include:

  • incorrect medication being given
  • incorrect dosages being prescribed
  • medication being prescribed for too long a period
  • 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


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How to make a claim

If you believe you have been prescribed medication incorrectly by a healthcare professional, we will provide expert legal advice and support for you and your loved ones.

Our medical negligence solicitors will listen to the details of your case and provide an immediate assessment, without the use of medical jargon.

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We have a highly effective and proven system in place to deal with cases relating to prescription errors and medical negligence. 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

Latest Cases

Compensation for mum who missed bonding time with new son following hospital’s ‘hazardous’ medication error

A mother says she missed ‘irreplaceable’ bonding time with her new-born son during the first few months of his life as mistakes by doctors left her taking a mix of medication causing anxiety and hallucinations. Emma Houghton, 41, from Portsmouth,
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“What should have been a time of joy and happiness was instead filled with anxiety and ill health as a result of this medication error.

“I’m pleased Mrs Houghton now has the admissions she wanted and can move forward knowing we have reached this outcome.”

Nicola Downey