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Negligent prescription of medication causes avoidable renal failure

Solicitors for Axiclaim have successfully recovered £85,000 in compensation for a patient who developed renal failure after taking Naproxen continuously for 16 years.


The British National Formulary states that Naproxen should be prescribed only in the short-term and on the lowest possible dose. A common length of treatment would be between 5 and 14 days.


Mr T’s Naproxen prescription was not reviewed and his renal function was not monitored despite the act the medication carries a high risk of kidney damage.


Solicitors for Axiclaim argued that the medical records show that as early as the year 2000 Mr T had significant renal disease however he was not referred for further investigations until March 2010. At which stage, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.


Axiclaim Solicitors worked with a GP and Nephrologist and were successful in arguing that there were repeated missed opportunities to correctly consider/investigate and manage Mr T’s renal function and with the appropriate intervention, would have prevented kidney disease developing and progressing once established.


Mr T was subjected to a prolonged period of pain and suffering and ultimately, required a kidney transplant as a result of the negligence.


He suffered an increased chance of developing skin tumours and lymphoma and his life expectancy was reduced by approximately 2 years.


A prompt settlement was obtained avoiding the need to enter into court proceedings and Mr T was very happy with the outcome of his case.