Prescription error claims

We've got your prescription error claim covered

A prescription error can occur when a GP or hospital makes a mistake when creating your prescription. This could mean that a patient is prescribed the wrong medication, often something with a similar name, or it could be that your doctor prescribes too high or too low a dose. It could also occur when you have the right prescription, but the pharmacy gives you the wrong medication or dosage.

Types of prescription claims we help with

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How might a prescription error happen?

Prescription errors are most often caused by simple human error, with somebody typing the wrong details into a computer, or a pharmacist mishandling a prescription. If you’ve received the wrong prescription from a doctor or practitioner, or the wrong medication from a pharmacy, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

How you might be affected by a prescription error

Prescription errors can be very dangerous. They can lead to overdoses of medication if the dosage is too high. In cases where the wrong drug is given, there is a dual effect from the potential side effects of the wrong drug given, and the continued or deteriorating effects of an illness for which the intended drug was meant to help. There may also be financial implications if you need time off work due to the error.

How our legal team can offer support

Medical professionals have a duty of care, and you have the right to bring a claim for compensation against those responsible for your prescription error.
Making a claim against your GP, pharmacy or hospital can feel overwhelming, but Patient Claim Line will guide you through the process. We will take the stress out of bringing a claim and help you towards the resolution you deserve.

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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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