Inappropriate steroid treatment – £6,500

Mrs Green was prescribed Betnelan tablets for a facial rash. She was not informed of any side effects and was not aware that Betnelan is a steroid. She was given repeat prescriptions over a 7-month period but was never reviewed by her doctor. Prolonged use of the medication caused her to suffer a growth in facial hair, a susceptibility to bruising and significant weight-gain.

We pursued a claim against the GP for failing to monitor the repeat prescriptions leading to prolonged use of the medication, which caused Mrs Green’s symptoms.

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