Inadequate advice from GP – £40,000

Mrs Rutherford’s GP prescribed mild sedatives for back pain, to be administered through regular injections by her husband. Mrs Rutherford’s GP did not provide sufficient guidance as to how the injections should be given, nor did he observe or check the technique used. Mr Rutherford simply collected needles and syringes from the surgery as required and administered the injections. Mrs Rutherford developed abscesses to her arms and buttocks.

We pursued a medical compensation claim for Mrs Rutherford as it transpired that incorrect needles were supplied and thus the sedative had not been administered correctly, causing the formation of abscesses. The GP had inappropriately supplied the medication for long-term pain relief, failed to supervise the administration of the medication, and failed to monitor Mrs Rutherford’s progress.

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