pharmacy error, medication

Medication Error and Pharmacy Claims 

About Medication Error and Pharmacy Claims 

Most individuals tend to visit a pharmacy to get medical advice from a pharmacist for less severe problems. Pharmacists are responsible for giving us the correct prescription and dosage. It is the doctor’s responsibility to make sure that they prescribe the appropriate medication. If they fail to do so, it can lead to some severe complications to your health, leading to short and long-term issues. If you have been hurt because of someone’s error in medication, we recommend that you contact Solicitors On Your Side now!

Medication errors are quite frequent and can cause conditions to get worse. The consequences of medication errors can be life-changing and even fatal.

Types of Pharmacy Errors 

There is a range of errors that can be made when medication is prescribed by a doctor or a professional. These include:

  • Giving wrong medications, either the pharmacist getting the medication mixed up or the doctor prescribing the wrong medication, leading to a mix-up. That can be extremely dangerous for anyone who needs the correct medication as soon as possible, to help with their condition.
  • Incorrectly labelling medication, either the pharmacist incorrectly labelling prescription leading to a mix up for the patient or leading the patient to get the incorrect medication. Or the doctor incorrectly labelling prescriptions leading to a mix up in the pharmacy.
  • Wrong dosage. If the doctor or pharmacist get the dosage of intake wrong, it can lead to the patient taking too much or too little of the medication. Some medication needs to be taken in a specific dosage and at a specific time to work in the best way. Giving the patient incorrect advice on dosage and how to take the medication can lead to some dangerous complications for the patient.
  • Making errors in writing or reading prescriptions can be very dangerous. If the doctors or pharmacist makes that error, it can lead to a mix up of medications, which can be critical to the patient.
  • Some medications must be stored at a specific temperature to work correctly. If the doctors or pharmacist advises wrong storage information, it can be very risky.
  • A medical professional must take extreme care when prescribing medication, to ensure that the patient is not allergic to it. If a professional prescribes medication that the patient is allergic to, it can be very risky and lead to even life-threatening allergic reactions.
  • A professional must also take extreme care when prescribing medication to ensure that the medication doesn’t clash with other medications that the patient is taking. If they fail to do so, it can lead to complications and even be fatal.
  • If a patient is taking regular medication that requires the renewal of the prescription, the professional must ensure that the medical is still suitable to the patient’s situation.

How can we help?

Our experienced solicitors will help you make a successful claim and get the correct amount of compensation for your specific case. We will make sure to gather any necessary evidence to help your case and we will also access any necessary medical records. We will make sure to treat your case most professionally to make you feel comfortable getting your story across in the best way.

We understand that facing medical negligence can be an extremely stressful and traumatic process, however, we will make sure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to get back to your day to day life in no time.

How much compensation will I get?

Usually, the amount of compensation depends on how much damage you face due to negligence. Damage can be physical, mental and even financial. The best way to find out how much compensation you may get is by contacting Solicitors on Your Side now. Our experienced solicitors in medical negligence will help allow you to get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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