When you get a prescription from the doctor, you take it to the chemist to be filled, and usually think no more about it. We all rely on chemists to provide a high standard of service, filling our prescriptions correctly and providing us with the right medication for our ailments. But what if a negligent chemist dispensed the wrong prescription medication? This could have serious consequences for your health; for example:
- You could receive medication you’re allergic to, such as penicillin, which could cause serious consequences and even death
- You could be prescribed the incorrect medication for your ailment, which can affect your wellbeing. Leaving you feeling ill and even requiring hospital treatment
- If prescribed the wrong medication for a serious ailment, you could become ill without your regular medication – for example failure to dispense Warfarin, a blood thinner, could lead to a stroke
As you can see, these are some pretty serious consequences, and if you have suffered at the hands of a negligent chemist, you may even experience longer-term side effects to taking the wrong medication, which could last for a year or more. Some people have even suffered from permanent damage due to taking incorrect medication over a longer period.
Claim the compensation you deserve for clinical negligence
By claiming compensation, you will receive a settlement based on pain and suffering caused as well as loss of earnings and any medical expenses incurred as a result of treatment needed. A personal injury lawyer with experience of clinical negligence can advise you whether or not you have a viable claim for compensation, and they will work on your behalf to establish whether there is evidence of negligence occurring. Claims for clinical negligence usually end up in court, but you will be represented by your personal injury lawyer at every step of the process.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with medical negligence claims
We’ve been dealing with medical negligence claims since 2000, so whether you have become seriously ill as a result of being dispensed the wrong medication or have had an allergic reaction to the wrong prescription medication, Accident Advice Helpline can help. Our team will listen to your situation in detail, offering confidential, no-obligation advice, and if you do decide to proceed with a claim, our 100% no win, no fee service ensures you won’t have to pay any expensive legal fees upfront. Remember, dispensing the wrong prescription medication is clinical negligence, and if you have been affected, don’t suffer in silence. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could be eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown