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Prescription Errors

Prescription Errors


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Medication Errors | No Win No Fee

Prescription errors are becoming more and more frequent, which can result in terrible consequences.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving prescription errors, contact us today.

Prescriptions are tailored to patients’ needs to treat illnesses, manage symptoms and prevent infections or complications. Therefore, if prescription errors occur through NHS mistakes or chemist errors it can have devastating consequences.

These mistakes can arise in the following situations:

  • Poor understanding of computer-based systems
  • Lack of understanding of the medication
  • Lack of patient’s circumstances and past medical history
  • Failure to recognise and diagnose symptoms

All of the above can result in patients being over- or under-prescribed medication or in some cases not being prescribed the correct medication at all. In a lot of cases, patients are receiving very specific dosages of various medications that have been tailored to their individual needs.

Common complications to prescription errors include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Overdosing requiring emergency medical assistance
  • Hyperglycaemic reactions
  • Nasty side effects
  • Death

There is a duty upon everyone involved in your care to ensure that you are given the correct medication at all times. If you have not been provided with your usual dosage and have suffered as a result of this, then contact our specialist medical/clinical negligence team at Swain & Co Solicitors.


“We have vast experience in dealing with these types of claims and will be happy to assist you with this matter.”

 

Melanie Lidstone-Land | Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Call us today and on 023 92 483322.

We act for clients with prescription error claims nationwide from our offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool.

Call our Havant office: 023 92 483322
Call our Southampton office: 023 80 631111
Call our Liverpool office: 015 12 552286

Fax us: 023 92 483366

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Medical Negligence