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Our Medical Negligence Services

Prescription Medical Negligence


Getting a prescription from a nurse or doctor appears to be one of the most basic medical procedures. Unfortunately, many errors can arise when it comes to prescribing drugs, and this can sometimes have devastating effects. In very extreme cases, it can even result in patient fatality.

If you have been a victim of mis-prescription, then you may be eligible for compensation.

What is the Prescription for Medical Negligence?

Examples of mis-prescription include (but are not limited to):
  • Being given the wrong strength of prescription
  • Being given another patient’s prescription by mistake
  • Miscalculation of drug reactions
  • The prescription was wrongly interpreted by a medical professional

Do I Have a Claim for Wrong Prescription Medical malpractice?

You may have a prescription medical negligence case if the error led to:
  • Worsening of current symptoms
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe illness
  • Death (in rare cases)
You can make a claim for compensation against a private practice, as well as the NHS. Compensation can also be claimed for expenses such as travel and long-term, ongoing monetary loss.

Following negations with the defendant, Mr X was offered £250,000 gross of the interim payments of £52,009 to settle the claim. Mr X accepted this offer and was very thankful for our assistance with his claim.
Absolutely amazing service, I had an accident back in 2016 and they fought tooth and nail to get me the treatment and pay out that I deserved, my case handler Amy kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Howells to anyone.
From start to finish my daughter’s medical negligence claim was handled brilliantly. Communication was excellent and her case was handled sensitively and professionally, with a successful outcome at the end.
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Paul Gander
Sue dealt with my personal injury claim with professionalism at all times. She kept both myself and my son fully informed throughout the process and always responded to queries quickly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in using this firm again.

Stuart Marks
I recently used Howells' for a claim. After an initial telephone conversation, Amy (our assigned representative) went through the process of our potential claim. She outlined time frames and the strength of our case. We ended up receiving compensation above our expectations. I was thoroughly impressed the team from Howells and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They handled the whole process in a manner which inspired confidence, knowing that we were in good hands.

Simon Marks
Howells have been fantastic when dealing with my claim and i would recommend them to anyone. I would like to thank Sue for her outstanding service and patience throughout my case. You were great and I cannot thank you enough for the end result. Also thank you to Glendora and Amy for all your help. 5* service all round

Gavin Herbert
Life changing issues affected our daughter due to a misdiagnosis and then catalogue of errors. We are so grateful to Sue and the team and the lovely Glendora! Thank you so much for all your hard work, perseverance and pure doggedness. Hopefully this has saved another family from having to go through this! Amazing service from such nice people! Enjoy the hamper!


Case Studies: Mis-Prescription of Medication Claims

S v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

This involved an adverse reaction resulting in a 4 – 6-week period of vomiting and diarrhoea caused as a result of incompatible medication being prescribed – ‘contraindication’. Damages were awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity to the sum of £5,000.00.

C v Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

A claim arose out of the negligent ‘mis-prescription’ of medication for a 6-month period resulting in discomfort and relatively minimal harm. Damages were awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity to the sum of £3,500.00.

Howells Can Help Get You Compensation

If you have been given the wrong medication which caused physical or mental injury, you may have a prescription misdiagnosis claim. Contact Howells’ friendly and experienced team today to learn more.
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Howells Solicitors Reviews

Meet the Key Individuals



Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards
Partner
Solicitor

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office


Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride
Associate

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence


Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


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