Whether your medication error occurred in private or NHS care, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim
Medication errors are fortunately rare. But when they do happen the side effects can be very serious, including:
- Deterioration of your health, possibly even death
- Psychological trauma
What counts as a medication error?
Medication errors include:
- Being prescribed the wrong drugs
- Receiving an accidental overdose
- Long-term failure to manage medication properly.
Whatever the cause of your medication error, you can contact us for free today on 0800 540 4258 and chat about your options with one of our friendly legally-trained advisors.
Your claim is important because it will highlight unsafe medical practice to your healthcare provider and could prevent someone else suffering from the same error in the future.
How do I know if I’m eligible to claim?
It can sometimes be difficult to know whether or not you’ve been the victim of medical negligence. If you suffered a medication error within the last three years and the error led to either a mental or physical injury which could have been avoided, there’s a good chance you will be able to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.
Will claiming financially harm my healthcare provider?
Naturally, some people worry that by claiming for compensation, such as NHS dentist or GP claims, that they will negatively affect other people’s healthcare by costing their GP’s practice money and therefore denying other people access to care.
However if your claim is against the NHS and is successful, your compensation would be paid by the NHS Litigation Authority, while private healthcare compensation payments are handled by your healthcare provider’s insurance company. You therefore don’t need to worry that your claim will prevent other people accessing healthcare.