We acted for a delightful young lady (now aged 21) in connection with a claim against Boots plc arising from a prescribing error.

Briefly, Boots admitted they had negligently prescribed the wrong strength of the wrong drug (designed to assist our client with her puberty) between May 2010 and August 2010 when she was a child.

Our client has a complicated medical history and this drug overdose impacted on her development. Our independent medical expert confirmed that the prescribing error and caused a 2cm restriction in her final height and a change in her breast appearance. She had also been treated for an adjustment disorder caused by the anxiety of this prescribing error.

The parties were able to negotiate a settlement without the need to issue proceedings. As our client was a protected party, this settlement had to be approved by the Court to ensure it was fair and reasonable.

S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £25,000.00 for this client during 2018