prescription error


Prescription Error Claims

A prescription error can have serious health implications. Taking the wrong medicine can cause serious side effects and can even result in death depending on the medication that was taken, the dose, and the length of time involved.

If you suffered injuries as a result of being prescribed or given the wrong medication, you may be able to bring a prescription error claim against your hospital, general practitioner or pharmacy. Our team are experienced in successfully pursuing prescription error claims and will advise you if they believe you have a potential case.


What are prescription errors?

There are a number of prescription errors that can occur:

  • Medication prescribed for too long
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Medication supplied to which a patient has a known allergy
  • Medications prescribed that shouldn’t be prescribed together

Prescription errors can have serious health consequences, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Digestive problems including stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding
  • Blindness
  • Psychological illness
  • Allergic reaction

In rare situations, a prescription error can be fatal.


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Contact us

If you believe you have a Prescription Error claim, please contact our medical negligence team for free No Win Fee advice

All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including legal aid and no win, no fee.

  1. You can speak to any member of our Medical Negligence team on freephone 0800 358 3848

  2. e-Mail us at or,

  3. Complete our short enquiry form.


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