Drug Side Effects

Drugs are intended to help people who suffer illness or injury, but sometimes these drugs can cause side effects that damage people in other ways. This can have very serious consequences, and if this happens to you as a consequence of a medical professional's negligent actions, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation to help improve your quality of life.

This area of law, however, is highly complex, and so it is vital you have the right legal team behind you to help you through the process. At McHale & Co, we are vastly experienced in dealing with claims of this type, providing the guidance you need at what can be a particularly testing time. Speak to us today on 0161 928 3848 or contact us via the online enquiry form on this page and we can discuss your situation.


The different types of drug side effects

The administration of drugs is very serious, and has to be carried out correctly in order to reduce the risk of medication causing harm to the person it is supposed to be helping. However, mistakes can happen, and there have been various instances of patients suffering due to errors made by medical professionals. Typically, a drug side effect might involve:

  • Overdose
  • Allergies
  • Errors made in the dispensing stage
  • Errors made during the monitoring stage
  • Toxicity

A drug may cause unexpected side effects if it is administered in the incorrect dosage or without the correct checks being made regarding its suitability for a particular patient, but there is also the risk that the incorrect drug may be given to a patient. This can obviously be extremely dangerous, and anyone who suffers in such a way must be able to make a claim to help them recover and to compensate them for the pain and upset caused.


How we can help

Because this area of law relates to a highly complex field, you should make sure your solicitors are highly knowledgeable and well researched in this sphere. The team at McHale & Co understands the finer details of drug side effects claims and can offer you the guidance you need as you seek the compensation to which you are entitled.

We pride ourselves on our friendly yet professional approach, providing the right advice and steering the case so that we take on the stress so you don't have to.


Get in touch

To discuss your circumstances with a member of our team, simply give us a call on 0161 928 3848 or complete our online enquiry form, found on this page, and we will get in contact with you.

We have offices in Altrincham, Manchester and Heywood, and so can be easily accessed throughout the north west. However, we are able to take on cases from anywhere in the UK thanks to the excellent transport networks close to each of our offices.