Administering incorrect medication or dispensing errors

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When we are looking to treat mild medical ailments in general the first place that we will stop is at the GP for a check–up. Once this has been completed the GP will generally issue a prescription which details what type of medication we require and how much. This prescription is then taken to the pharmacist who is responsible for mixing the medication as necessary.

Although pharmacists are fully qualified professionals, in some situations they can make mistakes when mixing these medicines, this could be due to simple negligence on their behalf or due to negligence on the behalf of your GP when writing the prescription. If you receive the wrong medication and are injured as a result then you could be eligible to make a claim.

WHO CAN I MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST?

When it comes to making a claim for an error of this kind, you can claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you. When it comes to the incorrect dispension or administering of prescription drugs there are two main areas where the negligence could have happened. Initially, the negligence could have happened with your GP who may have failed to prescribe the correct medication, or made an error on the prescription. Alternately if the pharmacist has made an error while mixing your prescription, or given you the wrong amount, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them.

WHAT ARE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SOME COMMON DISPENSING/ADMINISTERING ERRORS?

When it comes to problems associated with dispensing/administering errors some of the most common cases that we deal with include:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Incorrect prescription
  • Prescribing incorrect amount of medication
  • Prescribing medications containing known allergies.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS I CLAIM FOR?

  • Further medical costs – if you are prescribed the incorrect medication then you may require further medical treatment as a result. This can be expensive and you could be eligible for a personal injury claim to compensate you for any costs you may have incurred
  • Loss of income – if you are unable to work or need to take additional time off work as a result of a dispensing error then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for any loss of income that you have incurred as a result.

HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

When it comes to dealing with personal injury claims the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help. We can guide you throughout the process every step of the way. Our team are experts when it comes to dealing with this type of claim and we bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you throughout your case. If you are feeling confused or intimidated by a personal injury claim then the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help you relax as we work through your injury claim with you, step by step.