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Drug Side Effect Claims

If you or a loved one have suffered due to the side effects of drugs administered by a medical professional, it is likely your life has changed considerably as a result.

The emotional and physical impact of such an incident can have significant repercussions, and potentially lead to severe health problems.

While the majority of doctors prescribe medication for illness without consequence, mistakes do occur, and if a patient takes the wrong medication, they could suffer serious consequences. Patients should be able to trust that they have been given the correct medication by their doctor, but should always check the packaging, contents and leaflet included with all medicines before taking it.

If you have been given the wrong medication, and your health has suffered as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. To discuss your circumstances with a solicitor, contact Ramsdens - our team of experienced legal professionals has a great deal of expertise in this area, and will be on hand to support you every step of the way.

TYPES OF MEDICATION ERRORS

Unfortunately, there are many ways in which a patient can end up taking the wrong medication, which can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing, with extreme cases often leading to death.

The most common cases of this nature include:

  • Administration of two or more medicines that should not be taken together
  • Medication prescribed for too long
  • Medication supplied which the person is allergic to
  • The wrong dosage being prescribed

While this list covers the most common cases we have dealt with, your circumstances may be different. If you believe you have suffered due to the side effects of drugs administered by a doctor, you may be entitled to claim compensation - and we are here to help you.

MAKING A CLAIM

Claiming compensation after a traumatic incident can be incredibly daunting, and the complicated nature of such cases can put people off. However, at Ramsdens, we are dedicated to helping you get the support you deserve after this difficult time.

We will provide advice in clear and simple language, and will explain the process from start to finish, taking the pressure off you and your family.

It is important to be aware that there are strict time limits in place to make any clinical negligence claim, therefore, it is advised that you speak to a legal professional as soon as possible after it has become apparent that you have been affected by a drug’s side effects.

CONTACT RAMSDENS

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we understand that making a claim can be daunting, but we are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served. If you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, start your claim today.

Contact us by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch