Medication and prescription errors

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If you have suffered illness or injury because of wrongly prescribed medication, non-prescribing of medication, or errors in the dispensing of medicine, our Clinical Negligence team has the expertise and experience to make a compensation claim.

Our medical negligence solicitors, that include those who are dual-qualified as midwives, nurses or doctors,  have the specialist knowledge to assess how a medication or prescription error has affected your health and the impact it has had on the social and work aspects of your life.

Examples of medication or prescription errors caused by the negligence of a doctor or chemist are:

  • Pharmacist’s error by supplying an incorrect dosage of medication
  • Radiation therapy overdoses
  • Prescription of a medication that is contra-indicated in a particular patient, or for a particular medical condition
  • Failure to recognise symptoms as linked to known adverse side effects of a medication, and the need to withdraw that medication
  • Failure to prescribe a specific medication that should normally be used for the patient’s symptoms

To prove that your injury (or in tragic circumstances, death) was due to a medication or prescribing error and therefore bring a compensation claim, we work with a wide variety of medical experts to assess your case. When necessary, our clinical negligence lawyers draw on the knowledge of care experts, employment consultants, occupational therapists, counsellors and others to determine the effects of your injuries and allow us to press for the maximum compensation.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their medication and prescription error claims because:

  • We are acknowledged leaders in the field
  • Our legal team has, collectively, many years experience in winning clinical negligence compensation claims
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We act quickly so clients get the compensation and care they need as soon as possible
  • We are members of industry bodies and panels related to personal injury, which means that BL Claims Solicitors is recognised as being a leader in the legal industry
  • You will discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

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