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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.

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.

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.

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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Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards
Partner
Solicitor

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office


James Horsey
James Horsey
Solicitor

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence


Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


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