Under dose or overdose of medication

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Under dose or overdose of medication

Doctors are under a duty of care to their patients and must keep abreast of the latest National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines, as well as be aware of the latest developments in their area of medicine from published medical literature. They should check their issued drug guidance book (similar to the patient information leaflet) about the likely side effects and dosage instructions for any prescribed drugs but sometimes they write a prescription for the wrong dosage.

This can mean damage occurs to your organs in an overdose situation or a disease is not combatted and damages your health. Of course, you may also have a claim against the pharmacy for not warning you of the dosage and side effects when they dispense it as they are responsible for checking the doctor’s prescription.

At Thomson & Bancks, our medical negligence specialists will deal sensitively and efficiently with your claim for compensation or that brought on behalf of a loved one’s Estate. The civil law attempts to place people back in the same place as they would have been had they not been injured by a medical mistake or left untreated so they have not fully recovered as they should have done.

Where that is not possible, an increasing amount of damages are payable for where the consequences have been more serious for you. Also, financial losses caused by the injury or non-recovery of your condition are claimable, for instance, if you are not able to return to work or require extra services because of a resulting disability which would have been avoided had there been no negligence.

If you or your family have been affected by medical negligence, please call our specialist Solicitor, Lucy Sherry, on 01242 235250 to find out if you may have a claim. We will offer you a first free interview to learn about the next steps and our ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements for funding your legal claim.

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