Wrong medication/prescription claims

To make a successful wrong prescription claim, you will need expert legal advice and representation from a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

Making a wrong prescription claim

If you have been prescribed the wrong medication to cure or ease your symptoms or ailment, you may be entitled to make a wrong prescription claim. There are several circumstances which can lead to to you or a loved one being able to make a claim for wrong medication compensation. These include:

  • Your GP or doctor prescribing you medication that you are allergic to, if it should have be known from your medical records that this is the case.
  • A pharmacy providing you with the wrong medication at the point you collect/purchase this.
  • A GP or doctor prescribing you with the wrong medication for the symptoms or ailments that you have, meaning the treatment is ineffective and at worst potentially harmful to your health.
  • Your GP or doctor prescribing you with medication that conflicts with medication you are already taking.
  • Your GP or doctor prescribing you with too high or too low a dose of the medication you need.
  • A GP, doctor or pharmacy providing you with incorrect advice on how to take the medication, i.e. too frequently, too infrequently, the incorrect dose or in the incorrect form. For instance you may be told and given instructions to dissolve medicine in water or take it with food, when in actual fact, this is not what should be done.


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Call today and speak to Kamila Jaskula, specialist medical negligence lawyer. Find out if you can claim compensation

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Specialist medical negligence solicitors

Blackwater Law has a team of lawyers specialising in successfully advising and representing clients across the country in medical negligence claims. The Legal 500 – an directory of the UK’s top law firms recognises Blackwater Law as having one of the leading teams of medical negligence lawyers based in the South East.

By compiling evidence and undertaking investigations in support of your claim, your clinical negligence solicitor at Blackwater Law will not only give your claim for compensation the best chances of success, but they will also maximise the compensation amount you receive should your claim reach a successful conclusion.

To build evidence in support of your wrong medication claim, your medical negligence lawyer will instruct appropriate medical experts including consultant pharmacists, GPs, nurses and specialist doctors, to comment on the prescriptions you received in the context of the circumstances of your case. Their comments, in the form of reports, will support the legal representations made by your solicitor.

No win, no fee wrong prescription claims

Blackwater Law will proceed with your case on a no win, no fee basis. That is, if you call us and having spoken with you about the circumstances of your potential prescription claim we believe you have grounds to make a claim and we agree to represent you.

Effects of being prescribed the wrong medication

Being prescribed the wrong medication can, in the worst cases, be life-threatening and cause patients to be hospitalised. Examples of this would include where patients are allergic to a medication they have been prescribed, causing a severe reaction. Or where prescribed medicine conflicts with another the patient is already taking, causing severe side-effects and/or potentially limiting the effectiveness of one or both of the medicines.

However, even cases which are not life-threatening can still cause severe side effects such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, light-headedness, as well as problems seeping and concentrating. The exact possible side effects will be dependent on the medicines prescribed and any combination of these. The longer the period over which the wrong prescriptions continue to be taken the more severe are the side-effects likely to be. This is in addition to the risk of more long-term health risks.

Free initial advice on wrong prescription claims

If you are unsure as to whether you are able to claim compensation for receiving an incorrect prescription from a doctor or pharmacist, you can call Blackwater Law and get free initial advice direct form a specialist medical negligence solicitor. Our solicitor will tell you quickly whether you may have grounds for a claim for compensation and will also answer any questions you may have.  If we think you might be able to make a wrong medication claim, we will accept to represent you in your case on no win, no fee basis and can begin the process of starting your claim immediately.

Get expert legal advice

Call today and speak t Kamila Jaskula, specialist medical negligence lawyer. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

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