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Securing compensation when there has been a prescription error

  • The range of prescription errors that can and do occur are huge
  • The effects when a mistake is made can be devastating
  • If you think you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible

What is a prescription error?

A prescription error is a mistake made by a healthcare provider when prescribing medication, such as incorrect dosage, wrong medication, or incorrect instructions. These errors can lead to serious health consequences for the patient and can be caused by a variety of factors, including miscommunication, lack of knowledge, or human error.

What is a prescription negligence claim?

Prescription negligence claim is a legal action taken against a healthcare provider for failing to prescribe the correct medication or dosage, resulting in harm or injury to the patient. It involves proving that the healthcare provider breached their duty of care and caused harm to the patient.

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Sarah Stanton

Partner | Medical negligence

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What are the common types of prescription errors?

Prescription errors can include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect medicine being prescribed by the doctor
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Incorrect spelling by the doctor resulting in the incorrect medicine being given
  • Incorrect labelling by the pharmacist
  • Unsupervised repeat prescription

What are the potential consequences of a prescription error?

Prescription errors can result in:

  • Brain damage
  • Digestive problems including stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding
  • Blindness
  • Psychological illness
  • Death
  • Allergic reaction

Each case involving a prescription error will be different depending on the facts involved. For some people, an error may cause no harm, but for others, there may be serious consequences with life-long implications.

How Moore Barlow can help

If you have suffered due to a prescription error, we have a wide range of contacts with organisations who can support you and work closely with you. These include:

  • Case managers who will assess and organise any support and care you may need;
  • Support workers who will visit you on a regular basis to provide you support and help;
  • Community rehabilitation such as occupational therapy.
  • Charities and support groups.

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Do you have a prescription error compensation claim?

Prescription errors can be made by a number of healthcare professionals and can vary greatly in the effect they have on a patient. If you have experienced a prescription error and have suffered injury as a result of that error, then we may be able to help you make a claim. It is important you contact a solicitor as soon as possible, as the sooner we can begin work on your claim, the sooner we can start to help you.

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We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and provide specialist legal support on a national level. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.

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