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Medication Errors

Medication Errors at a Glance

Many people assume that if they are prescribed drugs or medication, that it will be the correct drug and the correct dosage. This is often a preventable affair that may lead to harm of the patient.

If you have suffered as a result of medication errors and have further questions, contact us to speak with one of our caring, professional solicitors today.

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Incorrect Medication Claims

At Pryers we have significant experience in acting for clients who have been the victims of wrongful prescriptions by pharmacies, GP’s and Hospitals.

Recently our Medical Negligence solicitors have settled the following incorrect prescription claims involving the incorrect use of drugs:

  • Negligent misinterpretation of prescription – £7,500
  • Long-term steroidal prescription – £50,000
  • Cardiac drug toxicity – £100,000
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Prescribing and Dispensing Errors

The Medical Negligence solicitors at Pryers have dealt with many compensation claims arising from prescribing and dispensing errors. Examples of prescribing errors include a Doctor incorrectly writing up the dose of the drug, leading to the patient receiving an overdose. Particular attention has to be paid when prescribing drugs to children and errors can be made in prescribing a child an adult dose. Overdoses of certain drugs can have a devastating effect on the body.

GPs can sometimes prescribe medication repeatedly for many years without considering whether a repeat prescription is actually suitable for the patient, sometimes leading to physical injury from chronic overdose or addiction to certain medications.

Dispensing errors more commonly occur at the chemist. If a doctor has made an error in the spelling of a drug’s name or has not written the name clearly the chemist could dispense the wrong drug. This could lead to the patient not receiving the correct treatment for their condition which may then get worse, or they could receive a drug to which they have an adverse reaction.

We have the expertise and experience to help you pursue your case against the prescriber, dispenser or both.

Our professional medical negligence and medication errors specialists can help. Call us today on 01904 556600 or email us directly at help@pryers.co.uk.

Medication Errors Success Stories

Liver Damage Caused by Medication

Our client Chloe had a history of obesity, gastric bypass surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type II diabetes. She was prescribed medication to treat chronic high blood pressure, a medication that inhibits angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) in the body which causes relaxation of blood vessels as well as a decrease in blood volume, leading to lower […]

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£50,000 Settlement

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Wrong Medication Given at Care Home

Pryers was able to help our client seek justice after the death of her husband, Frank, when the wrong medication was given to him whilst in a care home. About Frank Frank was a resident at a care home in his local community. He suffered from dementia and was taking various types of medication, including […]

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£25,000 Settlement

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Veteran Suffers Due To Opioid Prescription After Injury In Service

Pryers helped our client receive justice after a negligent prescription of opioid prescription led to years of withdrawal symptoms. Sean, 32, suffered a lower back injury during his service in the Army and was subsequently discharged from the military, Unfortunately, his symptoms continued, and Sean sought advice from both his GP and his local hospital. […]

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Key People

A photograph of Richard Starkie, a Partner, Richard Starkie, Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Pryers Solicitors.

Richard Starkie

Partner

Richard Starkie qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He became a partner at Pryers in 2013, where he leads a team of solicitors and other lawyers [...]Read more
Robyn-Hawxby

Robyn Hawxby

Partner

Robyn Hawxby qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Pryers in 2008 as an Associate, after working at another local law firm [...]Read more
Tamlin Bolton

Tamlin Bolton

Senior Solicitor

Since qualifying as a Solicitor, Tamlin Bolton has worked in both Clinical Negligence and on specialist high profile Product Liability [...]Read more