Everyday hundreds of thousands of prescriptions are written and while the vast majority of these are prescribed and dispensed appropriately, errors can occur.
Fortunately many of these medical errors don’t result in serious harm, but some do and are potentially fatal. This story shows how the simplest of avoidable prescription errors can lead to serious and devastating consequences.
Medical negligence claims can arise from mistakes made by GPs, hospital doctors or pharmacists following a prescription error causing serious harm.
An "overworked" pharmacist made a tragic error and gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who became ill within minutes and later died, a court has heard.