Pharmaceutical Negligence Claims
A visit to the chemist should be straight forward and uncomplicated, with your pharmacist providing you with the appropriate advice and correct medication.
However providing you with incorrect advice and medication is an all too common mistake made by pharmacists. We place our trust in the pharmacist and often do not check the medication before taking it.
Something as simple as a failure by your pharmacist to correctly identify the prescription or prescribe the wrong dosage on the medication label could have harmful and life changing effects.
Common types of Pharmaceutical negligence claims:
• Dispensing the incorrect medication
• Providing medication that conflicts with existing prescriptions
• Providing the incorrect dosage of medication (too much/not enough)
• Giving incorrect advice
Here at Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors we have handled a number of successful pharmaceutical negligence cases.
In one such case, due to the negligence of the dispensing pharmacist our client was given twice as much medication as was prescribed by the doctor. As with most people, our client did not check his prescription and trusted the pharmacist to provide him with the correct medication. After taking the incorrect dose for a number of days our client started to suffer from severe side effects which lasted approximately 4 weeks after he had stopped taking the medication.
Our robust and professional clinical negligence team secured our client a substantial settlement, less than 5 weeks after contacting the defendants with the allegations of negligence.
Can I make a pharmaceutical negligence claim
All pharmacists have to undergo significant ongoing training before they are able to dispense medication and provide advice. They have a responsibility to you as their client and patient to provide you with a reasonable standard of care.
If you have suffered as a result of a pharmacists’ error we may be able to help you pursue a claim for pharmaceutical negligence on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.