For most people across the UK, if they start to feel unwell their first port of call is their GP. In many cases, the GP will give the patient a prescription for medication in an attempt to improve or result the patients symptoms. Sadly, these prescribed drugs can have an adverse effect and instead of helping the problem, can often lead to further complications.

In extreme cases wrongly prescribed medication can have long term physical and mental problems. If you or a loved one has suffered further complications or injuries due to the medication you’ve have been prescribed, our team of solicitors are waiting to help you.

How common are errors?

A study carried out by researchers at the Universities of York, Manchester and Sheffield found that over 200 million medication errors occur in the NHS every year. Errors can occur in both dispersing and prescribing medication.

What are the types of prescription errors?

Errors can occur at two different stages of the prescription process:

Dispensing errors – Dispensing errors occur at the later stage of the process and commonly include handing out the wrong medication, labelling medication incorrectly, or dispensing the wrong dosage of the medication prescribed.

Prescribing errors – Prescription errors occur when the GP is making crucial decisions about the medication they are prescribing. This includes, prescribing the wrong dosage, prescribing medication which clashes with existing medication, prescribing a product that you are allergic to and repeatedly prescribing medication without regular checks.

How we can help

Regardless of where the blame lay, we understand that you’re likely to just want to rebuild your life and ensure that something like this never occurs again. Our team of medical negligence solicitors have handled hundreds of cases for clients who have suffered after being prescribed the incorrect medication.

Each of our team are proud to provide a quality, friendly service at all times and we always handle claims on a no win, no fee agreement, so you can be sure you’ll never have to pay us a penny. Get in touch with the team now by calling 0203 9252 301 or complete the online enquiry form below

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