Do you need to contact South Ayrshire accident claim solicitors after taking medication?
Although you need a prescription from a doctor or GP in order to purchase some medications, there are plenty of medicines which are available on an ‘over the counter’ basis. This means that you don’t need a prescription to access them. Although there may be some restrictions about who can purchase them and how much medication you are allowed to purchase, you can still buy them without any supervision.
Providing you seek the appropriate advice and take medication according to the instructions, they you shouldn’t have too many problems. Of course, it is possible to suffer some side effects from medications and you should seek medical help if you’re concerned about this.
However, the efficacy and the safety of these medications depends on those making and selling them. In order to ensure that they are safe, most medicines are produced in laboratory conditions before being packaged and sent for sale.
Of course, if they are tampered with in any way, or if there is a problem during the manufacturing process, the medicine can become unsafe. However, an unsuspecting consumer may not realise that there is anything wrong with the medication at all until after they have taken it. If you have a strange reaction or feel particularly unwell after taking a medication, it’s important that you seek help straightaway.
If medical professionals suspect that something is wrong with the medication, they can test your blood to see exactly what chemicals have entered your body. This will help them to prescribe an appropriate treatment strategy. They can also test any leftover medication to find out exactly what has gone wrong during the manufacturing process.
If you have been unwell after taking medication and it does turn out that the medication hasn’t been manufactured properly, it’s highly likely that you will be able to make a compensation claim with South Ayrshire accident claim solicitors. Providing your South Ayrshire accident claim solicitors can show that your illness was caused by the medication, you should be awarded compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in this way, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time for advice regarding your claim. We regularly assist new claimants and we’re always happy to provide free, no obligation advice to people who are considering making a claim with South Ayrshire accident claim solicitors.
To find out more about making a compensation claim with South Ayrshire accident claim solicitors, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile or visit us online to find out more.
Date Published: 16th November 2014