Compensation where the pharmacist gave me the wrong medication

After a visit to the GP, regardless of what type of injury you have you will usually end up with a prescription which you will take down to the pharmacy in return for your medication. Prescriptions are generally designed to be created on an individual basis and as such it’s crucial that you receive the right prescription to meet your needs, unfortunately this doesn’t always happen and you could be left with injuries as a result.

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If you feel that you have been the victim of an incident where a pharmacist has given you the wrong medication, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover any costs that you have incurred throughout this process. 

In which situation could the pharmacist give me the wrong medication?

There are a number of potential problems which could occur which could lead to a pharmacist giving you the wrong medication. Some common examples of where this could potentially be a problem include:

  • The pharmacist mis-reading the prescription
  • Errors during the preparation of the prescription
  • Errors during the dispensation of the prescription
  • Faulty substances used in the preparation
  • Failure of appropriate hygiene during medicine dispensation.

What injuries might I suffer as a result?

If you are the victim of this type of error then there are a number of potential injuries that you might sustain. In general these injuries will result in an illness and this could be quite severe if you are given the wrong medication, or potentially given something that you are allergic too. If your prescription hasn’t been carefully fulfilled then you could find yourself the victim in this way and may consider a compensation claim accordingly. 

Am I able to work with Manners Pimblett on my claim?

If you are looking to make a claim for compensation then the team at Manners Pimblett can help. Guiding you through every step of the process we will help to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.

To find out more about what you can do, or what you could be eligible for, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772.  

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