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Prescription error

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At Hay & Kilner, we have one of the leading Clinical Negligence teams in the North East & Cumbria, dedicated to helping victims of prescription error.

Prescription errors arise in the following circumstances:

  • prescribing a patient with incorrect medication;
  • prescribing an inaccurate dosage; mislabelling medication;
  • incorrect filing of a prescription order; and
  • illegible handwriting causing mis-communication between dosage and medication.

In some situations the error can cause the patient to suffer short-term damage. However, prescription errors can sometimes cause long-term serious harm to the patient or even death.

Here are some examples of our settled prescription error claims:

Hay & Kilner has successfully settled a claim for £4,800, following a drug dispensing error. Our client was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a chest infection. On discharge he was dispensed Metolozone as opposed to Metoclopramide. As a consequence, he suffered a one week period of severe dehydration, vomiting and general deterioration in health.

A claim was settled for £3,000 following a prescription error at a Dermatology clinic. Our client, who was planning to start a family, was prescribed medication with an effect which would make it dangerous to conceive within a two year period.



  • "Very methodical and skilled in their work & Very thorough in the way that they research and prepare cases."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "One of the most experienced and professional Clinical Negligence firms in the North East."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Hay & Kilner has a great team of very capable Clinical Negligence lawyers who have a friendly and compassionate relationship with their clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Clients think the world of them."

    - The Legal 500

  • "The Clinical Negligence Team at Hay & Kilner was recommended to me because of their excellent reputation handling claims. In light of my own experience with the team, I can confirm how well deserved that reputation is."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Lauren Hall & Helen Morland handled every aspect of my claim with care, thoughtfulness and great efficiency. They were able to allay any concerns I had by clearly explaining the processes involved. Helen secured a settlement for me which surpassed my hopes and I cannot thank her and Lauren enough."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Hay & Kilner has an excellent grasp of clinical negligence law and an excellent manner with clients."

    - The Legal 500

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