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Prescription Error Claims
Although it’s something that many of us take for granted, particularly those of us with long-lasting illnesses, getting your hands on the right prescription can be tricky. In the worst circumstances, any kind of prescription error could lead to a greatly exacerbated condition, or result in a completely different illness developing. Even if you only go to the GP for antibiotics to clear up a minor infection, a prescription error could have a long list of complications which will affect you for years to come.
Despite appearing basic, it is all too easy for a prescription to go wrong. It could be something as simple as scruffy handwriting which results in the wrong medication being entered into the computer. Alternatively, it could be the doctor’s fault for misdiagnosing your condition in the first place and prescribing incorrect medication. Either way, if you’ve suffered as the result of an error in prescriptions, you could be entitled to compensation.
Any kind of medical mix-up is the result of clinical negligence and prescription errors are no different. In the worst cases, it is possible for these prescription mistakes to result in patient deaths, so it isn’t a minor issue. If you’ve suffered one of these mistakes, then you can’t afford to let it go without making a personal injury claim.
Here at Tylers, we specialise in personal injury claims of all kinds, including a wide range of clinical negligence issues. Our team are here to help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
The Different Kinds of Prescription Errors
Any prescription error can be divided into two different categories:
- Where the prescription was made out wrongly by the doctor. This could be due to the misdiagnosis of the initial condition or perhaps because the medication included an ingredient to which the patient was allergic.
- Where the prescription has been wrongly interpreted by the pharmacist. This could be due to an error in the system or clinical negligence. Either way, the fault lies with the pharmacists.
In either incident, the patient (you) has been the victim of gross clinical negligence. In the worst cases, this mistake can exacerbate the existing condition or simply cause the condition to go untreated. If you’ve ever been the recipient of a prescription error, then you need to make sure you pursue a personal injury claim. This isn’t just to achieve the compensation and justice that you deserve but to help prevent the issue from occurring to anyone else. Not everyone will be as lucky as you to survive the mistake.
The NHS is stretched beyond its capacity, we all know that. More than 243 million treatments are carried out annually. A prescription error and other mistakes are made on an almost daily basis, but very few personal injury claims are made against the NHS – that means that these mistakes can continue. Even looking at the statistics which say that as few as 0.005% of all patients suffer because of negligence, that doesn’t help those who are affected by the medical mistakes due to a prescription overdose.
Why You Need to Pursue Prescription Error Claims
Most of us who are at the receiving end of medical mistakes are reluctant to make a claim against the NHS. This is due to a mixture of the organisation’s size, as well as the daily news which tells us how close the National Health Service is to collapse. However, you need to do your part to make sure these kinds of prescription error mistakes are never made again. Although the prescription error compensation will help you to move on from the incident and recover, you are helping the NHS to run more efficiently and prevent these mistakes from occurring in the future.
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors Today for Prescription Error Compensation
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we specialise in helping our clients get prescription error compensation for any injuries they have been forced to suffer. We believe that everyone deserves justice and the chance to be listened to, which is why we aren’t afraid to tackle even large-scale organisations like the NHS and the NHS Litigation Authority.
Our team of no win, no fee lawyers are here to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. If you don’t win, then we don’t get paid – that means you don’t need to invest any money into the personal injury claim, allowing you to pursue justice without bankrupting yourself.
To discover if you have a viable prescription error claim, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional and sympathetic team today. We will work with you to identify if you have a viable claim and take it off your hands so that you can concentrate on moving on with your life. For more information on our wide range of personal injury services, get in touch with our team today by calling us on 0800 699 0079.