People often think that medical negligence claims can only be made for the high profile errors made in hospitals which we see on the news. This is not the case and in fact, any medical professional from pharmacists to surgeons can be guilty of medical malpractice and can therefore be subject to compensation claims.
Pharmacists play a very important role dispensing thousands of different drugs in the appropriate dosages for help with different medical ailments. The consequences of being prescribed the wrong drugs or dosages can be catastrophic, leading patients to suffer horrible side effects and develop nasty health problems. Pharmacists are therefore in a position of responsibility and are legally oblige to ensure the patients they dispense to or advise. Indeed, pharmacists no longer merely dispense the medicine – they are often the first line of care as patients with illnesses go to seek advice from pharmacists about their symptoms.
When prescribing drugs, pharmacists need to take great care because if they make a bad mistake, it could lead to enormous pain or even death for the patient. It can be difficult when a doctor’s handwriting cannot be easily read or the recommended course of treatment is complicated or nonsensical but this would appear not to be the main problem, as pharmaceutical negligence rarely centres up doctor’s prescriptions.
The buck stops with the pharmacy should a pharmacist act negligently and it is only fair that victims of such negligence reclaim the full and fair amount of compensation that they deserve.
If you believe that you may have suffered due to negligent practice from a pharmacist, you should contact a solicitor about making a medical negligence claim as soon as possible. A specialist medical negligence solicitor will quickly be able to determine whether or not you have a good case for a claim and advise you accordingly.
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