Though we have been brought up to believe that our doctors and healthcare professionals are never wrong, the truth is far less flattering. There are hundreds of cases of injury and even death caused by medical professionals prescribing their patients with the wrong medication and a large amount of these cases go completely unattested. If you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis and the medicine you have taken for that diagnosis causes you physical or emotional harm in any way, it is your duty to make a claim so the physician responsible for your pain won’t be able to repeat their mistake on anyone else. If you’ve been the victim of a wrong diagnosis that has resulted in medication which has caused you harm, Accident Advice Helpline are prepared to take your call 24/7 to discuss your potential personal injury claim.
Mistakes can and will be made
It’s not just the wrong medication that can lead to problems either. Mistakes made by medical professionals when diagnosing patients can lead to medication being prescribed for too long, not long enough or wrong dosages being prescribed. In some extreme scenarios, doctors can even overlook patients’ files and prescribe them medication that they could have a potentially fatal allergic reaction to. In these cases it can be difficult to assign blame and get the compensation you deserve but at Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with hundreds of such cases and very few of them are ever taken to court. We settle the majority of our cases over the phone and take care of all the stressful, potentially distressing work on behalf of our clients.
The most common cause of injury caused by incorrectly prescribed medication is side effects. Whenever you begin a new course of medication, chances are that there will be a list of potential side effects listed on the information inside the packaging. If your doctor has made an accurate diagnosis and the medication is helping one problem whilst creating or catalysing another, that’s just the scales of science tipping against your favour. If however, you discover that you’ve been given the wrong medication at any point and that medication has resulted in side effects that have caused you any kind of mental or physical distress, you could make a personal injury claim on the grounds of medical or clinical malpractice.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm who have been in operation since the turn of the century. We specialise in personal injury claims, and staff a team of expert lawyers and solicitors who will be able to deal with every step of your claim. Of course you should always try to take the case directly to your doctor before seeking legal help, but on the off chance that this doesn’t harbour any results, we’re waiting to take your call on our 24/7 hotline, call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown