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Click to play, Sara explains Medical Negligence Compensation.
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Prescribing errors are not uncommon with as many as 1 in 20 featuring an error. Fortunately most are either minor or moderate mistakes however approximately 4% were classified as severe and possibly resulting in injury.
Widow whose husband took his own life after 14 years addicted to diazepam, awarded almost £87,000 damages.
Mr C had a heart condition and had been treated for renal failure. He developed gout and the GP prescribed medication without checking it was contraindicated in view of his other conditions. He suffered renal failure and hearing loss as a result. His claim was settled in the sum of £300,000
Mr S was prescribed Warfarin, a blood thinning drug. In error the pharmacy prescribed tablets of 5mg when it should have been 1mg so he was taking 5 times the recommended dose and had been for some time prior to collapsing. He was admitted to hospital with internal bleeding and organ failure. The claim was settled for £10,000.
In effect it is imposing on the parties a duty to mediate. There are a long line of cases setting out that failures to agree to medication can mean a winner does not get all his costs, or a loser has to pay even more costs.Read more