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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

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    Compensation for non-administration of medication


    Whether you require medicine for an illness, or perhaps as a part of the rehabilitation process, it is imperative that your doctor always prescribes you the correct type and dosage of this product every time. Non-administration of medicine can lead to a very slow and painful recovery and in some cases, serious side effects and even death can occur. A typical case of non-administration of medication is when a doctor fails to prescribe their patient with antibiotics for an infection. The infection can become far more serious and further medical intervention may be required to deal with this complication. The patient will not only possibly endure unnecessary pain and suffering, but there may be financial implications also. Victims of non-administration of medication have been known to take extended leave of absence from their workplace and in some cases, they are unable to return to work at all. When these cases indicate that there is evidence of medical negligence, there may be a case for financial compensation being due to the affected individual.

    What happens next?

    If you believe that your GP failed to prescribe you the appropriate medication and as a result, you have suffered in any of the ways we have covered above, you should look into making a claim for medical negligence compensation. In the first instance you should speak again to your GP and raise your concerns. If you need further medical treatment as a result of this suspected non-administration of medication, do this as a matter of urgency. If you believe that there is sufficient evidence that for whatever reason, your GP or surgeon has failed you with regards to prescribing the appropriate medication for your condition, please call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible.

    Why call us?

    Accident Advice Helpline are experts in dealing with medical negligence and we would like to help you make a claim for financial compensation. Ever since 2000 we have been assisting the UK public in cases just like yours and we are proud to have Esther Rantzen as our figurehead. Please use our free 24-hour helpline to connect with our friendly advisors today. They will offer you no-obligation advice that could lead to you receiving a financial payout to help you deal with your injustice. We have a nationwide team of lawyers who work on a no win, no fee* basis and they would love to help you get what is rightfully yours.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.