Patient information leaflet errors can, in the worst-case scenarios, cause severe problems for those who have used the wrong medication or used meds incorrectly due to the error.
When these scenarios happen, a recall will usually be launched and announced via the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Information about the recall will normally be distributed so that patients can be made aware, but this won’t always stop an adverse incident from occurring.
With this in mind, here’s a little advice about what to do if you have suffered harm as a result of following the incorrect information for medication or a product in general.
What can you do about patient information leaflet errors?
If you have suffered any form of injury or complication that has been caused by patient information leaflet errors, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Those who are typically affected will be users who have unknowingly followed the incorrect advice prior to notifications and recalls being issued. That being said, when recalls are initiated, not all users will find out about it until it’s too late.
If you were not aware of the issue and have suffered harm due to following the incorrect advice, you may have a case to make.
How do we prove a case?
Proving a claim for patient information leaflet errors will generally come down to two things:
- Your testimony that you were not aware of the issue;
- At least one medical report that’s produced by an expert that we can arrange for you which is used to evidence the injuries and suffering caused.
There should be no reason as to why anyone should question you about using a product when you genuinely had no idea about the recall. This isn’t something that will normally be raised as a defence unless there was some clear reason or evidence to suggest you definitely knew.
How does a claim for patient information leaflet errors work?
We can normally represent you for a claim for compensation that stems from patient information leaflet errors on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If we consider that there’s a claim to make, we can pursue the case and hopefully obtain the compensation you deserve. And if there are others that were affected by the same issue as well, the legal case may form into a Group Litigation Order (GLO).
All of our initial advice is available on a free and no-obligation basis. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice if you have been affected by an issue like this and we’ll see if we can help you.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on August 05, 2019
Posted in the following categories: Group Actions Health Medical Products Recalls and tagged with class actions | compensation claims | medical product | medical recall | medicinal drugs | prescription drugs | product safety | recalls