Have you been a victim of pharmaceutical negligence?
Errors by pharmacists are surprisingly common and can come from a pharmacist or chemist themselves, a GP, a hospital or care home and can be both from the NHS and the private sector. In fact, in 2020 estimates published online in the BMJ Quality and Safety journal, show more than 237 million medication errors are made a year and avoidable medication errors cost 1,700 lives each year with one in five errors being made in a hospital.
An error by a chemist or pharmacist can have devastating effects. If you have been a victim of a pharmaceutical error you may be due compensation and our specialist team will be able to assist you with a claim.
Most common dispensing errors include:
• dispensing an incorrect medication
• incorrect dosage strength
• miscalculating a dose
• failing to identify drug interactions
You may be able to make a claim if you have been a victim of:
• Receiving someone else’s medicine
• Receiving the wrong medicine
• Receiving too much or too little medicine
• If you were not warned by the pharmacist of potential interactions with other medicines
• If you were incorrectly directed on how to take your medicine
• If the pharmacy failed to warn you of allergies
No Win No Fee Scheme
Can I make a claim under a No Win No Fee? In most cases yes if it is felt that you have a strong case. This would mean that even if your case were to be unsuccessful then you would pay nothing.
How soon do I need to make a claim?
Usually, a pharmaceutical negligence claim should be made within three years from when the negligence occurred or from when you were first aware that you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of negligence. Speak with us to discuss full details of any time limits.
How do I make a claim?
Contact us now for a free initial consultation where we will be able to advise on how to proceed with your claim and the level of compensation you may be able to receive. Additionally, if you have already got a pharmaceutical negligence case with another solicitor but feel you’re not getting the specialist legal advice you need we would be happy to discuss transferring your case to ourselves.
Pharmaceutical Negligence claims Simplified
If you require any legal advice with regard to pharmaceutical negligence or require any other legal advice then look no further than Powell Eddison's where some of West Yorkshire's leading pharmaceutical negligence solicitors are based. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today for a FREE initial consultation.
Call us on 01423 564551 and ask to speak to prescription negligence specialist David Cartwright who will answer any questions you have. Your initial consultation is also free.