Pharmacy Negligence Claims
Taking medicine prescribed by your doctor is a daily task for many people and of course the intention is for this to help you recover from an illness or injury or keep symptoms of a condition under control.
In most cases, a pharmacy or chemist provides the medication based on a prescription.
Dispensing medication should be straightforward but there were nearly 13,500 reported incidents involving medication errors in pharmacies in the space of one year. This means that every one of the pharmacies in this country had made a dispensing or medication error at some stage during a 12 month period.
No-one should have to deal with the consequences of this kind of mistake.
Pharmacists are fully qualified professionals and they have a responsibility for ensuring you are given the correct medication. If it is not done correctly and you suffer injury or illness as a result of taking the incorrect medication or not being able to take the correct medication, you could make a claim for compensation.
It is important that you use a solicitor who is experienced in these types of claims. Our medical negligence lawyers will give you expert advice on who might be at fault for a prescription error, what you can then claim and also help you with, getting the right treatment, rehabilitation and a financial settlement at the end of the case.
It can sometimes be difficult to tell who is at fault. Errors can be made by any doctor or medical professional as well as the pharmacist dispensing the medication. A doctor or GP might misdiagnose your condition or they might give you a prescription that contains an ingredient you are allergic to. The pharmacist must ensure that they give you the right product but also the right dosage and instructions on how to take it.
You may be worried about making a claim against the pharmacist or doctor but the NHS is insured to deal with claims and pharmacists have to carry professional indemnity insurance by law.
How Tollers can help with a Pharmacy negligence claim
Our team of specialist medical negligence lawyers will give you clear and sensible advice on whether you have a claim. If we feel that your claim has a reasonable chance of success we will be able to act for you on a risk free, ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
Talk to Tollers
Throughout your claim, we will apply our extensive expertise to achieve the best possible result for you. If you prefer, we can visit you and explain the legal process clearly, including what we must prove for your claim to be successful. To talk to Tollers about a pharmacy negligence claim, get in touch today.