A healing or life-saving drug could, if wrongly prescribed, put a patient's health in danger. Particularly powerful or addictive drugs can cause significant damage if not properly monitored, and inappropriate medication can aggravate an existing condition.
Many thousands of incorrect prescriptions are made by the NHS each year, either by doctors or chemists, with potentially serious consequences.
How We Can Help
We offer a free initial discussion to talk through your issue, offer our opinion and guide you through the options available.
Our team includes former clinical professionals now practising as lawyers, giving us the detailed medical knowledge to fully investigate your claim and secure the level of compensation you need.
In a recent case, we secured £50,000 compensation for a man who was allowed to become dependent on the opiate oxycodone.
Prescription Drug Claims
It can be difficult to predict the effect that an incorrect prescription will have on a patient, and in some cases the damage can be extensive. Some examples of incorrect prescription include:
- Incorrect dosage or too long a course of medication
- Prescription of harmful combinations of drugs
- Inappropriate drug for a particular patient, e.g. a patient with severe allergies
- Failures in dispensing by chemists
- Improperly administered drugs leading to damage
Where the medication has caused you further harm, we can help claim the compensation necessary to address the damage. This could include an amount for your pain and suffering, as well as for care needs or other costs, such as lost earnings or a reduced pension.
If you would like to discuss a claim relating to prescription drugs, you can contact us for free, discreet and impartial advice on 0800 0730140.