If you or someone that you know was prescribed the wrong medication that resulted in an accidental injury or illness, then pharmaceutical accident advice may be needed. If the resulting injury or illness is the reason for the person making a personal injury claim then the following advice will be helpful to your case. Knowing your rights in a situation like a pharmaceutical accident will prevent a person from undue long-term financial outgoings and physical pain.
Being prescribed the wrong drugs for an ailment or injury may not be the fault of just a GP, it may be that a person received the prescription from their hospital or specialist, or it could be that there was a mix-up at the pharmacy and the wrong medication was given. The potential suffering a person could experience as a result of taking the wrong type of medication could be a worsening of existing symptoms, an allergic reaction to the prescription, or even the onset of new, completely different symptoms. In some more severe cases, people have experienced an accidental overdose; this serious situation could leave the person very ill and fatalities have been recorded.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors can help a person to recover the costs of the extra treatment required after a case of pharmaceutical error. It may be that a person has had to take a period of time off work in order to recover from the ordeal that they have gone through. The financial repercussions of such an event can be devastating for a person and their family. By contacting Accident Advice Helpline, a person can speak to our friendly and knowledgeable operatives, who are able to offer free legal advice to anybody who believes that they may have a case for clinical negligence.
The person who prescribed the drug may not necessarily be the one to blame, as mentioned above there could be a mistake made at the chemist, or it could be that there was something wrong with the drugs themselves. If the medication is not properly formulated it could very well be the fault of the manufacturer of the drugs or the company that produced them. If a person believes this could be the case an investigation can be launched by our team of specialist lawyers in order to find out the facts.
In all cases, the funds awarded by the personal injury claim are covered by insurance. This means that the doctor, specialist, pharmacist, or company that produced the medication will usually not have to pay for the amount awarded by the compensation claim directly, as the insurance company is obliged to cover the costs,
Accident Advice Helpline operatives are on hand via our 24/7 helpline to offer support and advice. There is also a wealth of information available on the website, including a short, 6-field form that will tell a person within 30 seconds approximately how much they should expect to receive following their successful claim for compensation.
Date Published: May 4, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims