All prescriptions that are dispensed from pharmacies must be checked by at least two members of staff before they are handed over the patient. You would have thought that this would make it almost impossible for mistakes to be made, but astoundingly, some people do end up with the wrong drugs. The eagle-eyed might be able to spot any mistakes made by pharmacists before taking a drug, but for those who do not notice that a label does not correspond with what’s on the side of the box or bottle, the consequences can be disastrous, especially if the patient taking the medicine is an infant.
If you have become ill after being handed the wrong drugs by a pharmacist, you may be able to use the services of an injury lawyer in Redruth to win compensation. Depending on the severity of the adverse effects the wrong medicine has on you, the injury lawyer in Redruth, you use may be able to win you many thousands of pounds.
Pharmacist negligence and injury lawyer in Redruth
It’s not just the dispensing of the wrong drug that could do you harm. You could come to harm if your pharmacist instructs you to take the wrong dose of a medicine or tells you to take a drug for too long. A decimal point either way can be life threatening with some drugs, so this isn’t a matter that should be taken lightly. Don’t let the sloppy working practices of a pharmacy go unpunished. If you don’t use an injury lawyer to take action, the next mistake the pharmacist in question makes could be fatal.
Bear in mind that your doctor may have made a mistake when writing out your prescription. Pharmacies are required to retain the prescriptions they are given, so this should be fairly easy to ascertain if it is the case. Your injury lawyer in Redruth would be able to look into this on your behalf.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been dispensed the wrong drugs or been given the wrong administration advice and want to look into using an injury lawyer to win compensation, you could do a lot worse than calling Accident Advice Helpline on one of the above numbers in the first instance..
When you call, you’ll get to speak with one of the firm’s highly-trained, friendly and professional claims advisers who will be able to make an assessment of your case. It’s vital that you retain the medicine that was wrongly labelled for your personal injury solicitor to use as evidence, evidence that will prove very useful when making your personal injury claim.
So why not call us now on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile)?
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: David Brown