Pharmaceutical negligence or errors with prescriptions are surprisingly all too common and can result in serious side effects being suffered and in some cases may even result in death.
It is estimated that over a million patients every year are dispensed with incorrect medication and most suffer an injury as a result. Often we find that the medication handed to us is either the wrong medication or the incorrect dose.
Although each one of us should check the medication that we received is correct it is often the case that we rely upon the expertise of either the doctor who prescribed it or the pharmacist who dispensed it to ensure that it is correct and appropriate for our condition.
We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales. Rest assured, your case will be in good hands.
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What Is Pharmaceutical Negligence?
Pharmaceutical negligence occurs when errors with prescriptions are administered to customers thus causing the customer to suffer from serious side effects, and in some cases may even result in death.
Pharmaceutical malpractice is much more common than you would believe, and affects a large percentage of our nation’s population every day.
What Amounts To Pharmaceutical Negligence/Prescription Errors?
Pharmaceutical claims include;
- Being prescribed or dispensed the incorrect medication
- Being prescribed or dispensed the incorrect dose of medication
- Being prescribed medication to which it is known you are allergic
- Being dispensed another patients medication
- Being prescribed or dispensed with a medication that interacts with other medications you are taking
When Should I Make A Claim?
As with all personal injury claims, claimants have a period of three years to commence court proceedings in their claim.
This three year ‘limitation period’ usually begins from the date on which the injury was caused, or the date on which the claimant became aware that they have suffered an injury as a result of negligence. As such, the time limit will likely run when you first became aware that the medication you received was incorrect.
Time is therefore an important factor, and so if you believe that you may have suffered an injury as a result of pharmaceutical negligence or as a result of a prescription error, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible to make a no-obligation free enquiry.
Why Choose Oakwood Solicitors?
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of poor medical treatment or advice the next important stage is finding a Solicitor who understands you and what you have been through as well as a good solicitor who understands the complex area of law surrounding medical negligence.
Here at Oakwood Solicitors we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and exceptional service we provide to all of our clients.
We make all of our clients the following 5 promises:
Free Initial Advice – Our dedicated team are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. We always offer a free, no obligation initial advice to anyone who considers that they may have been affected by medical negligence. So if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, call us and let us talk you through it.
Exceptional Client Care – OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST. This is the ethos our dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers work by. We understand that our clients have been through a difficult and traumatic time and we pride ourselves on aiming to make the claims process as easy as possible. We treat all of our clients with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion, we ensure that we are approachable and available to speak to when our client needs us.
We are Specialists – The specialist medical negligence team have years of experience handling medical negligence claims and are supported by external independent medical and nursing professionals and expert counsel. We aim to ensure that your claim is investigated thoroughly and properly and that no stone is left unturned.
We mean Business – We are persistent and determined and are not afraid to take on large establishments. If the evidence is in your favour we will not rest until you have the justice and compensation that you deserve.
We strive to be the best – We are proud of the fact that the majority of cases we pursue are successful and this is due to our hard work, determination and specialist knowledge in this area of law. As a team, we continuously want to improve and extend our knowledge to make sure that:- our clients are satisfied; that we are up to date with changes in this area of law; and that we are the best that we can be.
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