Slater & Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation about a prescription drug error or a medication dispensing mistake. Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your claim online and we will call you.

98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

Our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors have many years' experience and have successfully represented many victims of medical mistakes against GPs, NHS Trusts and private doctors.

Slater & Gordon Lawyers have offices throughout England, Scotland & Wales. We can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support for prescription claims anywhere in the UK. Home and hospital visits can be arranged for people who cannot attend our offices.

We offer a free consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your case, and to help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation.

Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or claim online.

Prescription drug errors statistics show that over 40,000 prescription or medication errors occur in the NHS each year.

Many medication errors cause harm only for a short period, but some result in serious injury, illness and even death. Prescription mistakes can be made by GPs or hospital doctors writing the wrong letter on a prescription or chart; or by pharmacies giving out the wrong drugs. Most dispensing errors occur at the chemist although a growing number take place in nursing and care homes.

Common Prescription Drug Error Mistakes

  • Wrong dose/strength of a drug sometimes leading to overdose
  • Wrong drug
  • Wrong patient
  • Incorrect labels
  • Computer error
  • Warfarin/Heparin dose errors leading to pulmonary embolism and death
  • Drugs administered intravenously instead of intramuscularly

Children & Medication Errors

Children are particularly vulnerable to prescription or medication mistakes. When prescribing or dispensing drugs to a child, it's important to always consider their age and weight to determine a safe dosage. Sadly, this is not always done by the doctor.

Our Approach to Prescription Error Claims

Slater & Gordon Lawyers have secured compensation in a large number of successful claims where prescription, medication and dispensing errors have caused injury, disability or loss.

If you or a loved one suffered as a result of a prescription drug mistake or dispensing error, contact us for a free consultation and we'll be happy to help you.

Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or claim online.

Solicitors at Slater & Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Slater & Gordon Lawyers have offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Newcastle, Halifax, Wakefield, Merseyside, Cambridge & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.