Injury lawyers in Wheatley
If a doctor or a pharmacist makes a cock-up of your prescription, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the consequences could be life-threatening. Being given the wrong drug, or the right drug with the wrong usage instructions, could result in you overdosing, or not getting the right therapy for your condition.
Either way, if this happens to you, there will be a chance you may be able to use the services of a decent injury lawyer in Wheatley to sue either the doctor or pharmacist who made the mistake for compensation. Depending on the effect the mistake had on your health, you may be in line for a pay-out that could amount to many thousands of pounds.
Prescription mistakes and injury lawyers in Wheatley
It will be most unlikely that you’ll be able to use the services of an injury lawyer in Wheatley to take action against a negligent doctor or pharmacist who made a mistake with a prescription of yours if the slip up didn’t result in you coming to any harm.
If you noticed the mistake before taking any of your medicine or the mistake did not have a detrimental effect on your health, there will not be any injury to compensate you for. If, however, a prescription mistake makes you ill or results in a condition you already had getting worse, talking to a good injury lawyer in Wheatley about launching a case for compensation could be the right move for you.
As well as potentially winning a large pay-out, depending on how ill you were as a result of the mistake, taking action against an absentminded pharmacist or doctor could help stop what happened to you from happening to somebody else. If you uncover a pharmacist or doctor who is so incompetent that they should not be in their job, suing may result in them losing their job. This could effectively save somebody’s life if the individual concerned was guilty of making repeated errors with prescriptions.
Besides, it won’t be as though there were not ample chances for any error to be picked up. A pharmacist should act as a check on the medicines a doctor dishes out. If while preparing a prescription a pharmacist sees something that does not look right, they should query it. Then there’s the fact that every prescription that leaves a pharmacy has to be checked by at least two pharmacy workers. If they both miss an error, you have to ask questions about their competence.
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If you have been made ill as the result of the actions of an incompetent doctor or pharmacist, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: 29th November 2013
Author: David Brown