Misprescription and Drug Overdose

Although in most instances, your medication will be issued without any problem, errors do occur which can have serious or even fatal consequences

Mistakes made by GPs, hospitals, Pharmacies and Community Nurses that result in compensation claims include:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage
  • Prescribing medication to a patient with a known allergy to that medication
  • Failing to consider the harmful interaction between the prescribed medication and the patient’s pre-existing medications or health conditions
  • Dispensing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
  • Administering the medication incorrectly

Some examples of our successful claims include:

  • An award of £19,500.00 for  a dispensing error of an anti-epileptic drug leading to serious side effects
  • An award of £2,500.00 for a dispensing error involving steroid medication
  • An award of £1,500.00 where a patient was given too much bronchodilator while in hospital resulting in adverse side effects
  • An award of £16,000 where a GP prescribed an antibiotic that interacted with the patient’s warfarin and caused a fatal pulmonary haemorrhage

If you have suffered an illness or injury as a consequence of a prescribing, dispensing, or drug administration error, contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online enquiry form

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Ducan Gardinar
Duncan Gardiner

Partner

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Jane McBennett
Jane McBennett

Associate Solicitor

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Anna Sari
Anna Sari

Solicitor

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Oonagh McCurry
Oonagh McCurry

Solicitor

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Call us on 033 3344 9602 or email medneg@morrishsolicitors.com for free advice.