Incorrect prescription – £1,500

After collecting a repeat prescription of his usual medication for his heart condition, Mr Russell began to suffer from tightness in his chest and shortness of breath. Later he noticed that some of tablets in the medicine bottle were larger than others. Mr Russell subsequently discovered that the chemist had made an error in bottling his medication and that the bottle contained painkillers as well as his normal tablets. Therefore on some days Mr Russell had been taking his usual medication and on other days he had unknowingly been taking a painkiller instead.

We pursued a claim for medical compensation for Mr Russell for the symptoms had had experienced as a result of not having his proper medication every day.

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