Medication Error Claims
Occasionally errors in prescription can cause serious harm. More than 40,000 prescriptions or medication errors affect patients every year, and while the majority of medical professionals strive to provide the best care and service, mistakes can happen, and even by pharmacies providing the wrong prescription or directions for use. The chemist, the hospital, medical professional or the care home can make such mistakes.
These mistakes can include:
- The wrong medication
- Incorrect labelling
- Computer error
- The wrong patient
- The wrong dose
- Incorrect strength of a drug
- Drugs administered intravenously instead of intramuscularly
Negligence can occur in many forms, and can have small to devastating effects, none more so than to children who need specialist dosage based on age and weight. Even with the complexity of dispensing the correct drug and dose, it is never excusable that a mistake is made, and lengths must be taken to ensure they never happen again. At the Medical Accident Group, our expert solicitors have experience in bringing the negligent party to account, and making sure that victims are provided with the best compensation, and to recover everything they lost as a result of a medical accident.
Our solicitors have been successful in bringing about a change in the law because of a negligent doctor prescribing the wrong dose to a patient.
The results of these accidents are enormous for those affected, and at the Medical Accident Group we have compassionate lawyers who understand your situation and will work tirelessly to pursue your claim. We also have a team of specialist healthcare professionals who will work on your case and can help you understand the complexities of your claim. Please call our team for free on 0800 050 1668, and we will provide advice personal to you.