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Medical Prescription Errors Compensation Claims
If you are being prescribed medicine by your local GP, or you are a patient of your local hospital or NHS Trust, if a medical practitioner makes a mistake and gives the wrong drug for your condition, including mixing your prescription up with that of another patient, or another kind of prescription error, and you suffer an illness or injury as a result of the medication mix up, you can pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
What are prescription error claims?
Claims for prescription error negligence compensation, or as it is often known prescription mix up negligence claims, fall into one of two categories, that represent the stages of the medical practitioner’s negligence, and these relate to:
1. Errors made when the medical professional is Prescribing Medication,
2. Mistakes made when the pharmacist, or other medical professional Dispenses your Medication.
How do you know if you have a medical negligence claim for a prescription error when prescribing or dispensing your medication?
If a medical practitioner, such as a GP, or pharmacist has prescribed, or given you medication that is in some way unsuitable- from the wrong medication, to prescribing an incorrect dosage, and your condition has got worse or you’ve become ill or injured in any way, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for medical negligence compensation, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, for prescription error. Whilst many prescription errors don’t have any serious consequences for the patient, for others it can have catastrophic and even fatal consequences.
How long do I have to make a medical negligence claim for prescription errors?
If you believe you have a claim, contact solicitors specialising in medical negligence claims and prescription error, straight away, here.
If you are over 18 at the time you suffered medical negligence, then you usually have 3 years from the date of the negligence, within which to bring a claim for compensation. This three- year period starts either on the date of the negligent act if you are aware of it or in some Medical Negligence Claims the three - year period is deemed to start when you become aware of the link between your injury and the act of negligence; this is referred to as the 'date of knowledge'.
If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a solicitor dealing in medical negligence cases, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, as soon as possible.
These limits can sometimes be different, for example when dealing with children or patents with limited capacity, such as those in comas or who have dementia. If in doubt, contact MG Legal’s specialist medical negligence solicitors in Preston to ensure that you receive the advice you need immediately and you do not miss any deadlines that might stop you making a claim.
How much can I claim for prescription error negligence?
This is a question that our medical negligence solicitors in Preston are asked every time we accept a new NO WIN NO FEE medical negligence claim. Every case is different, and the final amount of compensation you are awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life. Additionally, you’ll also be able to claim for any lost earnings, any long-term care, rehabilitation and any necessary house adaptations to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living. Whilst every single claim for medical negligence compensation is different to the one before, our medical negligence solicitors in Preston will always make you one promise- that if your claim is successful, we will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible, and we will not advise you to settle, until we are happy with the compensation you are being offered.
Why choose MG Legal for my claim for prescription error medical negligence compensation?
Many people who have suffered medical negligence choose to use MG Legal's medical negligence solicitors in Preston because we use the services of the best medical practitioners, whatever their field of expertise. At MG Legal, your medical negligence compensation claim is important to us, and we want to get you the most compensation possible. Our medical negligence solicitors in Preston accept all medical negligence compensation claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, and have a success rate in excess of 99% for all personal injury and claims for medical negligence, that we accept. Our medical negligence solicitors in Preston demonstrate our own confidence in our ability by offering the NO WIN NO FEE agreement to all clients, as if we do not win, we do not get paid for our work; so, you can rest assured that we will do all that is within our power to settle your claim successfully.