Incorrect medication compensation claims
A momentary lack of attention by a health professional can mean that a patient receives the wrong type or wrong strength medication, sometimes with devastating results.
It is important that extra care and attention is paid when prescribing drugs to children. The simplest of errors such as prescribing adult dose of medication to a child can have devastating consequences.
It is unfortunately often the case that doctors sometimes prescribe medication repeatedly for many years without considering whether a repeat prescription is actually suitable for the patient. This can sometimes lead to physical injury from chronic overdose or addiction to certain medications.
Mostly these errors are picked up by the patient or their carer but often patients will not question why their medication has changed despite recognising a difference in their prescription.
Hugh James’s medical negligence specialists comprise an experienced team, dedicated to helping victims of all types of medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence.
We understand the special relationship that you may have with your doctor or chemist, and any reluctance you might feel in reporting medical negligence.