Side effects of inappropriate prescription in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease – £40,000

In 2008, Mr Harrison was prescribed ReQuip XL, then Mirapexin – both dopamine agonists –  to treat his symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Neither he nor his family were advised that this could cause side effects of disinhibition. He then started to gamble secretly and was admitted to hospital in late summer 2010 after displaying bizarre behaviour. It was decided that he should not be prescribed any more dopamine agonists. Mr Harrison died in early 2003 and the claim was subsequently settled.

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