Claims against drug companies & chemists

Some medications react with others and some are only supposed to be taken weekly, rather than daily. Simple errors by the pharmacist can have devastating results and should be investigated. Claims can also be made against the manufacturers of drugs if they are unsuitable for the purpose for which they are recommended. If you have any concerns about this then please do not hesitate to contact one of our team for free initial advice, call 0203 817 9430.

Something as simple as a failure to correctly read a doctor’s handwriting could have harmful effects. Other times a drug might be unfit for the purpose for which it is recommended and in either circumstance it might be possible to bring claims against the drug companies or chemists involved.

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Claims against drug companies & chemists - our experience

If you believe you might have grounds for a medical negligence claim against a drug company or chemist, you could find out definitively within minutes, by calling Stephensons and talking to a legal advisor. Initial advice is free and there is no obligation to choose our legal services for your potential claim. If you do choose Stephensons for your claim, you will benefit from years of experience of legal services in the medical negligence field.

We have represented clients around the UK in launching claims against drug companies or simply their local chemist and we have been successful in both areas. With our help, backed up by the specialist medical expertise we can call upon from our partners, we can help you to build a strong argument if you have suffered illness or injury through a prescribed medication.

Naturally, medical negligence claims against drug companies and chemists can be complex and each client’s circumstances are different to the last, but Stephensons' solicitors specialise in providing bespoke legal services which treat each client as an individual and each case as a wholly new situation.

To enquire about claims against medical companies or chemists, call Stephensons on 0203 817 9430 for free initial legal advice without obligation or send us an email via our contact form. If you or somebody you are close to has received a harmful or substandard medical subscription, you could be entitled to compensation and our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors are perfectly positioned to help you to earn it.

Compensation claims FAQs

Can I make a claim against a chemist who has misread a prescription handwritten from my GP?

Increasingly GP's are using computers to issue prescriptions as they are notorious for illegible handwriting. However, if a prescription is incorrectly read by a chemist then there may be a claim against the chemist if they should have contacted the GP to clarify the prescription which he or she had intended to prescribe.

What if I have taken an incorrect prescription but not suffered any harm. Can I still claim?

Not necessarily. In Clinical negligence cases you must prove that you have suffered harm as a direct result of a breach of duty of care in order to receive compensation. If you have been fortunate enough not to suffer any harm then you cannot make a claim. However, it may be worthwhile seeking the opinion of your GP or hospital if you have taken an incorrect prescription to check you over and make sure you have not suffered any damage, whether that be short or long term.

I have heard in the news that certain drugs have been withdrawn and I am worried because I have been taking them for a long time. What can I do?

It is uncommon for drugs to be withdrawn in this country as rigorous tests are in place to ensure that the medication is suitable and safe. However, on some occasions subsequent tests have shown serious side effects of drugs which have not been made known and it may be that you can make a claim against the manufacturer of the drug. If you have any concerns about these issues then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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