Unfortunately, there will be a chance that any medication you take will have side effects. Some of these might be serious, some not so. You’ll typically find a list of the side-effects you’ll be able to expect from any medication in the information leaflet that comes with your prescription.
Certain people are more prone to certain side effects than others. Those who are on other medications or have other conditions might suffer an unpleasant reaction to some of them. This is why your doctor will ask questions to establish contraindications before prescribing a drug.
In some cases, prescribing a drug that might react dangerously with any other medication a patient is taking, or worsen an illness they are already suffering, or failing to pick up on any adverse reactions to a drug and stopping a course of treatment, can be very dangerous indeed.
As such, if your doctor has failed to check for contraindications or failed to pick up on any potentially dangerous side effects you’re experiencing, there will be a chance that you might well be able to hire the services of a top 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor with a view to suing your doctor if you suspect negligence.
Contraindications, side effects, and West Somerset car accident solicitors
Many medications can have an adverse effect on people who suffer from depression or other mental health issues, such as one popular drug that is widely used to help people stop smoking.
If a doctor were to prescribe a medication that was known to exacerbate mental health conditions, knowing that the patient concerned had psychological ailments, a West Somerset car accident claim could be an option.
Similarly, there are many medications that should not be given to individuals who suffer from heart conditions.
If a doctor were to prescribe drugs that might worsen the condition of a person with a heart condition, without having checked their records, he or she could well be held liable if anything untoward were to happen to the patient in question.
If you’ve been made ill as a result of a doctor failing to check for contraindications before prescribing you a drug or not making alterations to your treatment after you suffered side effects, you might be able to use a West Somerset car accident solicitor to make a medical negligence personal claim if it could be proved that the drugs in question were responsible for making you ill, and or causing your condition to worsen.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today if you’d like to explore your options on: 0800 689 0500, or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.