Medication errors can cause both psychological trauma and physical harm. You may have experienced serious side effects that could have been avoided.
Whether you‘ve suffered medication errors at hospital, your GP’s surgery, or elsewhere, we’re here to help.
What are medication errors?
Medication errors are uncommon, but include:
- Being given the wrong type or dose of medication
- Being prescribed medication for too long
- Receiving medication that you’re known to be allergic to
- Receiving combinations of medicine that should not be taken at the same time
- Being given an incomplete course of medication
Our friendly, legally trained advisors can help you understand whether you may be entitled to claim compensation, and select the right medical negligence solicitor to help you.
Our service is completely free.
If you’ve suffered physically or psychologically as a result of a medication error, making a claim can help you in a number of ways:
- It can compensate you for the pain, suffering and inconvenience you’ve experienced
- It should cover any money you’ve lost. This could include lost wages through time taken off work, as well as medical expenses
- It can draw attention to the cause of the error and, in doing so, minimise the risk of other patients suffering in the same way
If your claim is successful, your compensation will be paid by the NHS Litigation Authority which is funded by NHS Trusts or by a doctor/pharmacist’s insurance policy. It’s important to remember that your claim is not paid by an individual doctor or pharmacist.
What happens next?
After an initial conversation with one of our advisors, we can select the right solicitor to handle your claim from our network of leading medical negligence specialists.
They will explain the claims process to you, keep you updated, and be on hand to answer any question you may have every step of the way.
We’ve been helping people like you claim compensation since 1993, so you can rest assured that your claim is in safe hands.