Every day hundreds of thousands of prescriptions are written in the UK as part of the service provided by healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, mistakes can be made in any area of healthcare and the prescription service is no exception. Prescription errors can result in someone becoming disabled either mentally or physically and can even result in death.
Prescriptions are decided by your healthcare professional and are then dispensed by another healthcare professional. A number of errors can occur.
Prescription errors can include, but are not limited to:
Prescription errors can result in:
Each case involving a prescription error will be different depending on the facts involved. For some people, an error may cause no harm, but for others, there may be serious consequences with life-long implications.
If you have suffered due to a prescription error, we have a wide range of contacts with organisations who can support you and work closely with you. These include:
Prescription errors can be made by a number of healthcare professionals and can vary greatly in the effect they have on a patient. If you have experienced a prescription error and have suffered injury as a result of that error, then we may be able to help you make a claim. It is important you contact a solicitor as soon as possible, as the sooner we can begin work on your claim, the sooner we can start to help you.
Whilst we deal with your claim, our specialist community care team can also provide advice and support in relation to your ongoing entitlement to health and social care provision and support at home or in the community.
If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence please contact Tim Spring. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.