Medication Error Claim

What Is A Medication Error Claim?

A medication error claim arises when a patient suffers harm or injury due to a mistake made by a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication. These errors can take various forms, including administering the wrong dose or medication, failing to check for allergies or interactions, and mislabeling medication.

The consequences of medication errors can be serious and even life-threatening, resulting in adverse reactions, allergic reactions, or other complications, leading to hospitalization, disability, or death. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a medication error, you may be entitled to compensation, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Working with an experienced medical malpractice solicitor is essential to pursue a medication error claim. They can assist you in gathering evidence, establishing negligence on the part of the healthcare professional, and advocating for your rights by negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial.

Suppose you suspect you or a family member suffered harm due to a Medication Error in Dublin, Ireland. In that case, you can claim medication error compensation with the help of our medical negligence solicitors in Dublin.

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When Do Most Medication Errors Occur?

Medication errors can occur at any stage of the medication process, from prescribing to administering, and even after the medication has been given to the patient. However, some stages are more susceptible to errors than others.

Interrupted Preparation: Healthcare professionals may be interrupted during medication preparation, leading to errors that may occur from surgical errors, misdiagnosis, Birth Injuries, and delayed in treatment

Overwork: Healthcare professionals who work long hours or too many overtime shifts may become tired and prone to medication errors.

Stress and Distractions: Healthcare professionals may become distracted or stressed, particularly in busy or noisy environments, which can lead to errors.

Lack of Training: New healthcare professionals may need more training or experience to distribute medication safely, which can lead to errors.

Patient Misidentification: Healthcare professionals may need to be more consistent with patient dosages, leading to the wrong patient receiving the medication.

Illegible Prescriptions: Medication errors occur when healthcare professionals cannot read a prescription, particularly if the pharmacy has not verified it.

What We Do

My Loved One Suffered a Medication Error; What Do I Do Next?

If you suspect that your loved one has suffered from a medication error, there are several important steps you can take:

Seek Medical Attention

The health and well-being of your dearest one should be your top priority. If your loved one has been harmed due to medical negligence, seek medical attention immediately.

Contact A Specialist Solicitor

Contacting a solicitor specializing in medical negligence claims is advisable immediately. They will guide you through the legal process and assist you in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim.

Collect Evidence

Your solicitor will help you collect all the relevant evidence to support your claim. This evidence may include medical records, witness statements, and expert medical opinions.

Make A Formal Complaint

You may wish to make a formal complaint to the healthcare provider involved, such as a hospital or GP, or to the regulatory body for healthcare, the Medical Council. This may result in an investigation and possibly a resolution without legal action.

Initiate Legal Proceedings

Suppose a resolution cannot be reached through a formal complaint. In that case, your solicitor will initiate legal proceedings by issuing a legal claim against the healthcare provider or professionally responsible for the negligence.

Act quickly and decisively if you suspect a medication error has occurred, as the consequences can be serious and even life-threatening. With the right support and guidance, you can protect your loved one’s rights and pursue the compensation they deserve.

How can we help you to claim your compensation?

We are a team of experienced medical negligence solicitors based in Dublin. With 20 years of experience, we have helped many clients with compensation claims. Our solicitors have practical knowledge and can readily assist you through various communication channels. Contact us for a callback or visit our office at 39 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4 DX 109060, Fitzwilliam.

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Why engage Medical Negligence Solicitors Dublin to act on your behalf?

Engaging a reputable medical negligence solicitor can make all the difference in successfully resolving your case. We have a proven track record of handling various medication error cases as a team of Medical Negligence Solicitors Dublin.

With over 18 years of experience in medication error cases, we have have lots of people to claim compensation for for the incidents occurred due to medication errors.

Also Read:

Medical Misdiagnosis in medical negligence

GP negligence
Defective Medical Products in medical negligence
Delayed in treatment claims
Surgical Errors
Birth Injury claims
Brain Injury claims

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