Medication errors happen every day in hospitals, pharmacies and even when they are prescribed by your GP. Most medication errors only cause a small amount of harm for a short period of time. However, sometimes these mistakes can result in serious illness and even death.
Although most medication errors happen in pharmacies, they can be made in hospital when a doctor writes a wrong letter on a chart, and are becoming increasing common in nursing and care homes.
Sadly it is the most vulnerable, such as the elderly or children, who are vulnerable when it comes to medication mistakes.
You may have suffered from a prescription medication error if:
- You were given the wrong dose/strength leading to an overdose
- You were given the wrong drug
- The drug you were given was meant for someone else
- Your prescription medication had incorrect labels
- Intramuscular drugs administered intravenously
- You were given incorrect doses of Warfarin/Heparin leading to a pulmonary embolism and death
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.