When you go to the doctor or see another medical professional for treatment you expect to be treated properly and appropriately. This process can include receiving medication to help alleviate symptoms or to treat your condition or illness. While the vast majority of instances will see the correct medication dispensed, there is always the potential that a medication dispensing error could occur in this instance.
A medication dispensing error could happen in several ways. For example you might receive more or less medication than you should. The dosage may also be wrong, leading you to receive tablets or other medication that is stronger or weaker than you were originally prescribed. Another example might be that you could receive the wrong medication entirely, disrupting your treatment or causing side effects that were unwanted. There is also the potential for your GP or other issuing medical professional to issue the wrong prescription in the first place. This could include giving you medication you are allergic to or prescribing for far longer than is actually necessary. While these incidences are rare, there is always the chance of potential accidents occurring in this area and a medication dispensing error happening as a result.
Could you claim compensation if you are in this situation?
We trust in our medical professionals to provide us with the right medication for the right period of time if it is required. However, while the vast majority of prescriptions are perfectly fine, a medication dispensing error can cause all kinds of problems if it should occur.
This is why some people are in a position to claim compensation as a result of being wrongly prescribed medication as indicated above. If you think you might be entitled to compensation in this way, the best way forward is to make sure you consult a professional injury compensation lawyer to see whether you have evidence that could back up your claim.
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Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown