Pharmacy Negligence Claims

Suffering from pharmacy negligence is not something any of us want to experience. But if it has happened to you, we could help you claim compensation.


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What is a pharmacy negligence claim?

If you’ve suffered harm as a result of a pharmacy or pharmacist acting negligently, you could be entitled to make a pharmacy negligence claim.

Some examples of pharmacy negligence include:

Every case of pharmacy negligence is different, and the consequences will vary in severity. Our friendly claims advisors can talk to you about your individual case and let you know if you have a strong claim for compensation.

What can happen if a pharmacist makes a mistake?

There are strict rules surrounding the distribution of medicine in the UK, and pharmacists go through years of training before being allowed to practise. But mistakes can (and do) still happen.

How a patient is affected by pharmacy negligence will ultimately depend on the type of error made by the pharmacist. And the consequences can range from nausea to anaphylactic shock, kidney damage and even death in the worst cases.

Why should I make a pharmacy negligence claim?

Pharmacy negligence can be particularly upsetting as most people affected will already have a pre-existing condition. And if your pharmacist’s negligence has made your health worse rather than better, you could be entitled to make a claim.

You may have had to take time off work to recover from the illness caused by pharmacy negligence. Claiming for compensation can help you to recover any loss in earnings you’ve suffered, as well as help you to pay for any necessary medical treatment.

We understand that the thought of bringing a claim can feel daunting, which is why we only work with experienced solicitors who will support you at each stage of the claims process.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with medical negligence solicitors who have years of experience in dealing with pharmacy negligence cases. They’ll work to put together the strongest case possible to help you achieve the best outcome for your claim.

Your solicitor may also be able to secure interim payments to help you cover any immediate costs such as household bills or medical care. Interim payments are taken from your final compensation amount, and can provide invaluable financial support.

For pharmacy negligence claims, we offer a No Win No Fee service. This means you won’t need to worry about paying anything if your claim isn’t successful, so you can focus on your recovery.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Pharmacy negligence FAQs

Will my pharmacy negligence claim go to court?

Most pharmacy negligence claims will be resolved without needing to go to court. So you shouldn’t let this deter you from starting the claims process.

And even if you’ve been told that your claim is set to go to trial, it’s likely that the case will be settled before you actually need to appear in a courtroom.

In the rare event that your case does result in a court hearing, your solicitor will make sure you’re prepared and will be at your side throughout.

Is there a time limit on when I can start the claims process?

There is usually a time limit of three years to make a claim after suffering pharmacy negligence. This could be from the date the negligence took place, or when you first became aware that it happened.

But there are some exceptions to this rule, including if the person affected is a child or someone who is lacking mental capacity.

We’d encourage starting the claims process as soon as you’re able to. This will make it easier for your solicitor to gather the evidence needed to build a strong case, increasing your chances of success.

I think I have a pharmacy negligence claim – what should I do?

If you’ve suffered as a result of a negligent pharmacist, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. Your health should be your first priority, so don’t delay getting the treatment you need.

After this, if you’d like to find out more about making a claim, get in touch with our knowledgeable claims advisors. They’ll talk to you about what happened and answer any questions you may have.

You can contact us by calling the number at the top of the screen, or by requesting a callback at a convenient time. There’s also the option to fill in our quick and easy online claims form.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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