Claiming compensation for a prescription error


You can be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation that’s caused by a prescription error, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation for this type of legal case.

In some cases, an error could lead to serious problems and complications for patients, and this needs to be recognised. Whether it’s an error that’s caused by a doctor, a healthcare professional, from a misdiagnosis or from the dispensary itself, we may be able to help you.

Here’s some guidance about when you may have a case, what you could claim for, and how to get free advice from our expert team.

When can you claim for a prescription error?

You could be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence compensation for a prescription error in a number of ways.

Examples can include:

  • Your doctor incorrectly issuing a prescription – whether it’s the wrong dose, medicine, or a misdiagnosis;
  • An error from another healthcare worker – perhaps if administration staff incorrectly transcribe notes or processed the incorrect information;
  • The pharmacists or dispensary providing you with the incorrect prescription;
  • A product liability issue where there’s an error with the product itself.

Wherever the blame lies, you may be entitled to bring a legal case for compensation for any suffering caused. It could be that the incorrect advice and information is issued with medicine, or it may be that there’s a problem with the medicine that you or your doctor and pharmacist may be unaware of. There have been cases before where the incorrect medicines have been packaged, or where there has been some form of contamination that comes to light at a later date.

What can you claim for?

There are a few things that we can take into consideration when we take a compensation case forward for a prescription error.

You may suffer for longer because of the error, or you may suffer side-effects that could have been avoided had it have not been for the original error. If the issue leads to a delay in the correct treatment being administered, this can also be an element to include.

In serious negligence cases, a simple prescription error could, of course, lead to serious problems and even hospitalisation. We leave no stone unturned and will always make sure to recover compensation that accounts for the full extent of any pain, suffering and loss caused. This can include losses and expenses for things like lost earnings from time off work in severe cases as well.

Free, no-obligation advice

Our team is available for you to speak to for free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice.

You can call the team now on 0800 634 75 75 and we can advise if your case is one that we can take forward. If it is, we can offer No Win, No Fee representation to allow you to claim safe with our expert lawyers.

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