Prescription Error Claims

Prescription errors can have devastating consequences. Our expert clinical negligence lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve

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Prescription errors can have serious consequences, including harm or even death. If you have suffered harm as a result of a prescription error, our prescription error claims solicitors can help you to pursue a claim for compensation. At Forbes Solicitors, we have a team of specialist prescription error solicitors who can provide expert advice and representation to help you to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is a Prescription Error?

What is a Prescription Error?

A prescription error is an error made by a healthcare professional in writing a prescription, which can result in the patient receiving the wrong medication, the wrong dose. This can lead to harm to the patient.

Prescription errors can have devastating consequences. Our expert clinical negligence lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Prescription errors can have devastating consequences. People put their trust in medical practitioners, chemists and pharmacies to prescribe and dispense the correct medication, but unfortunately this trust can sometimes be misplaced and mistakes can happen.

Being prescribed the wrong medication can have serious consequences and harbour devastating side effects - in some rare cases, taking the wrong medication for an extended period of time can even cause death.

Forbes advise that patients should always check the packaging and read all of the information included with any medication before taking it.

If you have been prescribed the wrong medication or have been prescribed medication for too long, causing you harm, you may be able to make a clinical negligence compensation claim for your injuries. These injuries can range from minor side effects to serious life changing injuries.

Forbes Solicitors are experienced in obtaining compensation for clients who have suffered injury due to prescription errors and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Examples of Prescription Error Claims

Examples of Prescription Error Claims

Some examples of prescription error cases our specialised team deal with include:

  • Incorrect medication dosage being prescribed

  • Medication being prescribed for too long

  • Supply of medication the patient may be allergic to

  • Medications being prescribed without the proper health checks being carried out

  • Combining two or more medications which should never be taken together.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to prescription errors involving any of the above issues, get in touch with the expert solicitors at Forbes today.

This particularly complex area of law needs the attention of the experienced clinical negligence solicitors at Forbes - who will fight for the maximum possible compensation for your injuries at all times.

John Bennett at Forbes has been patient, supportive and understanding. From the outset I felt that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process I have found that John is happy to explain terminology and procedures so that I have felt reassured and comfortable.


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Prescription Error Claims FAQs

Receiving a prescription in error can be a minor issue, but if the wrong medication is taken as a result, it can have a devastating impact, which is why, if this has happened to you, you may be entitled to compensation. Below, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to prescription error claims.

How do I know I have a prescription error claim?

If your GP or pharmacist (or both) has made a prescription error and your condition has worsened, or you have developed a completely new condition as a result, then you may be entitled to make a prescription error claim. The compensation you will receive, if your claim is successful, will be classed as medical negligence compensation, as you have been let down by the people who had your health in their care.

At Forbes solicitors, we have years of experience when it comes to prescription error claims and know that medication error compensation can make a huge difference. Our professional medical negligence team will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve, so that you can get back to living as normal a life as possible. If you think that you have been failed by a healthcare professional and would like to know more about making a claim, please don't suffer in silence. Submit a prescription error claim today with Forbes Solicitors.

How much does it cost to make a prescription error claim?

We offer a 'no win no fee', conditional fee agreement on cases with merit. That will normally attract a success fee payable from damages. The size of the success fee depends on the complexity of the claim, but will always be limited to 25%. Once we know more about your claim, we will be able to give a far more accurate idea of what you can expect to pay.

How much prescription error compensation can I expect to receive?

Again, this is difficult to say without knowing the details of your case. The amount of prescription error compensation that you are awarded will depend on the level of medical negligence that you have experienced and how this has affected your day to day life. However, no matter what you have suffered as a result of a prescription error, at Forbes Solicitors, we pride ourselves on the years of experience we have in medical negligence and can promise that everyone on our team will do their utmost to ensure you receive the level of compensation that you deserve. We aim to keep you involved every step of the way so that you're completely up to date with the process.

We know submitting a prescription error claim can be an extremely distressing time for both you as the medical negligence victim and your loved ones that support you, so we offer a reliable service and all the support you need, from the very beginning. Get in touch with Forbes Solicitors today to start your claim.

How much time do I have to make my prescription error claim?

For wrong medication claims and prescription error claims, there is a time limit in England and Wales and so it's important that your claim is made as soon as possible, if you believe that you are a victim of this type of medical negligence. If you are unsure whether or not your prescription error claim is valid, please get in touch or submit an online enquiry form anyway, so that we can look into your individual case and give you advice on the next steps. As a guide, a claim should be made within three years of the incident, but we can give you more in-depth advice over the phone, so please get in touch, today.

If you have been a victim of medical negligence, such as a prescription error, it's important not to suffer in silence. You can give our professional team a call, request a call-back or submit an online enquiry form and someone will get back to you ASAP. Contact Forbes solicitors, today.

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