Pharmacy error claims

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Pharmacy error claims

When a GP prescribes a certain medication, most people visit a pharmacy to collect that medication, armed with their prescription for the selected tablets or medicine that will hopefully help improve their symptoms. On rare occasions, a patient might be given the wrong medication due to pharmacy errors, and this can have serious and lasting consequences.

On the face of it, dispensing medication at a pharmacy should be relatively straightforward. However, sometimes, mistakes at the pharmacy can be made which can end up being rather serious, leading to a range of potential side effects and problems from taking improper medicines. Perhaps worse still, is that a wrong prescription not only means taking medication not intended for you, but that you won’t be receiving and taking the medication which was prescribed to help your symptoms. This can mean your condition getting worse, when it should be getting better. What started off as simple human error can and often does have quite serious implications. If your condition worsens as a result of a prescription error, or from side effects of incorrect medication, then this can cause pain, suffering and may result in time off work, which itself may have financial implications.

How can we help?

Taking on any medical organisation can seem daunting and difficult, especially as many pharmacies are large chains and well-known brands and companies. It’s easy to feel a little intimidated.

At Patient Claim Line, we are not worried about taking on any organisation that has been negligent, regardless of who they are or the size of the company. Chances are we have taken them on before. If any person or company has been negligent in their actions, you have the right to make a claim. We will take them to task and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

We have supported many people who have suffered following a pharmaceutical mistake. Here, you can read about how a patient was given the wrong medication, which resulted in a hospitalisation and a further six months of avoidable pain and suffering.

What can I claim against a pharmacy for?

When it comes to making a compensation claim following a pharmacy error, there are a number of things you could claim for, including:

  • Incorrect mixing of a prescription medication
  • Dispensing the wrong prescription
  • Dispensing an incorrect dose of a medication
  • Using damaged ingredients within the prescription
  • Giving incorrect instructions on the use of prescription medication
  • Incorrect labelling of a prescription
  • Vaccination error – where a flu jab, or other vaccination, has been given in the incorrect site of the arm

Am I eligible to make a claim?

Pharmacists are fully-qualified, trained professionals. They are responsible for providing you with the correct medication. They and the company have a duty to ensure this is done correctly. If you have been left suffering from symptoms either as a result of taking the wrong medication, or not being able to take your correct medication, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.

The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist medical negligence solicitors, on a strictly no win no fee basis.

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Meet the team

Rikki Spofforth

Rikki Spofforth
Litigation Executive

Rikki is a Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. Having joined the company in 2014, Rikki joined the Medical Negligence team a year later, and recently started his Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Rikki has experience in all stages of file handling, from taking initial enquiries, through to valuing and settling claims alongside our team’s senior solicitors.

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