Medication Error Compensation
You might be eligible to make a compensation claim if a medication error has caused you suffering.
Whenever we go visit a healthcare professional for assistance, we put a lot of trust in them to appropriately determine our care. At times it can go wrong. We understand how frustrating and unfair it can feel, and it can cause you physical harm as well.
Unfortunately, incomplete or inaccurate medication for illnesses or injuries can result in your condition getting worse. It can not only have physical effects but psychological ones as well, and in very serious cases, some medication errors may be fatal.
If a loved one or you has suffered due to medication error, from either private or NHS care, you may be eligible to file a medical negligence claim. Call us on 0808 164 9153 for impartial advice and talk to us for free, or fill out our secure online form to get a call back arranged.
We never pressure or rush you into going forward with a case – we will provide you the support that you need and inform you on whether or not you are eligible for making a claim.
What is counted as a medication error?
What a medication error means is the medication that you received caused your condition to worse, instead of making it better.
You might have been given the wrong kind of medication to administer on your own, or a healthcare professional may have provided you with the incorrect medication.
Some medication error example might include the following:
- Medication given at the wrong time
- Medication given to a patient with allergies
- Medications combined that should not be taken simultaneously
- Medication being prescribed that affected another condition that has been previously diagnosed.
- Getting an accidental overdose
- Being given the wrong kind of medication for your specific condition
If you are not sure whether or you are eligible for making a compensation claim, you can talk to us for free on 0808 164 9153. We are very happy to answer any questions you might have, and help you understand whether or not you can make a claim.
Medication errors at care homes
Elderly individuals are especially vulnerable to medication error effects. The impacts on older people’s health are unfortunately more severe usually. To avoid medication errors, care homes need to have procedures in place, and act quickly when they do occur. The consequences can be quite serious, if an error is made by a care home when giving medication, or if the procedures are not followed.