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Damages recovered for a client who suffered injuries as a result of a Pharmacy error

Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors recover damages for a client who suffered injuries as a result of a Pharmacy error. Our client suffered injuries due to the prescription of incorrect medication by his Pharmacist. Our client was prescribed antidepressants, rather his usual blood pressure medication and experienced adverse symptoms attributable to the negligence for 3 months on a diminishing basis.

Facts of Case

Our client received Enalapril medication 10mg to assist in reducing his blood pressure.

Our client attended a Lloyds pharmacy for his prescription of Enalapril 10mg. Our client was negligently prescribed Escitalopram 10mg tablets, rather than his usual prescription of Enalapril 10mg tablets. Our client took the medication home and began taking the same.

After taking the prescribed medication he began to experience symptoms including: dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, agitation, anxiety, lethargy, sore joints, muscle aches, aching limbs, general feeling unwell, night sweats, dry mouth and shortness of breath.

Our client assumed he had food poisoning or something similar and that the symptoms would pass. He rested at home. He did not realise that he had been taking the wrong medication until approximately 35 days after the prescription.

The symptoms of the prescription error gradually improved over the course of 3 months.

Case Progression

Disclosure was obtained and a Letter of Claim was sent to the Defendant Pharmacy alleging that they had made a prescription error resulting in injuries.

The Defendant admitted that they had prescribed the incorrect medication but required our client to prove that he had suffered an injury as a consequence of the prescription.

Subsequently we negotiated a settlement on behalf of our client without the need to commence Court Proceedings.

Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors deal with claims for compensation against hospitals (both NHS and Private), dentists, general practitioners, pharmacists and opticians. We have offices in Liverpool City Centre, Allerton, Garston Village and Golders Green, London. We offer a free initial case assessment and No Win No Fee Funding is available. To enquire contact a member of our Medical Negligence new enquiries team on 0151 733 3353, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete our online contact form.

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