Last year, a record number 4.02 billion prescription drug medication scripts were filled by Americans, up from 3.99 billion prescriptions filled in 2010 at a cost of nearly $309 billion.
One study reported that as many as 5% of prescriptions filled each year are incorrect. Medical prescription drug statistics show the potential for adverse drug reactions in children to be 3 higher than for adults. Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics also show that doctors make about 4 prescription mistakes for every 1,000 prescriptions written.
A personal injury caused by incorrect prescriptions can result in thousands of dollars of unnecessary medical bills and pain and suffering inflicted on a patient. If you have been injured by a prescription error, doctor or pharmacist, or received wrong with the wrong drug, the wrong dosage, or the wrong instructions for taking a prescription drug, even if the doctor’s prescription was correct, we can help.
Protect Yourself from Prescription Drug Errors
- Read the prescription out loud and ask the physician to confirm it.
- Verify and write down the prescription drug’s name and dosage, and confirm it with your doctor.
- Use a reliable pharmacy with sufficient staff.
- Avoid shorthanded pharmacies and “internet” pharmacies.
- If you have any questions about your prescription or the directions for taking it ask your pharmacist for a detailed explanation.
- Choosing a Wisconsin Prescription Drug Lawyer
Our Prescription Drugs lawyers worry about your case so you don’t have to. All of our experienced Prescription Drugs Lawyers work on a contingency basis and don’t get paid unless you do!
Wisconsin has a strict statute of limitations for you to file your Prescription Drugs lawsuit. Time is of the essence when it comes to filing your Prescription Drugs lawsuit!
Choosing an experienced Wisconsin Prescription Drugs lawyer will be very important to your lawsuit and the amount of compensation of your settlement!
Recent Prescription Drugs Verdicts
- $1.75 Million Pharmacy Settlement: For the death of a 6 -month old girl who died after a pharmacy improperly filled wrong prescription for her heart medication.
- $1.25 Million Vioxx Settlement: For a plaintiff who suffered permanent damage to his heart as a result of his doctor’s negligence in prescribing a dangerous dosage of Vioxx.
- $1.4 Million Prescription Drug Settlement: Wrong Prescription Drug – $1,400,000.00
- $5 Million Wrong Medication Settlement: For plaintiff given the wrong seizure medication by a pharmacy resulting in serious injury to the plaintiff.
- $725,000 Prescription Overdose Settlement: for a woman, who was overdosed with prescription medicines over prescribed doctors, filled by pharmacy and approved by her HMO.
- $1.2 Million Prescription Medication Settlement: For a man was improperly administered medication causing brain damage.
- $8 Million Prescription Medication Settlement: Against hospital and OB/GYN involving a 20 year-old patient who developed pseudomembranous colitis caused by antibiotics prescribed by her doctor.
Prescription Drugs Statistics
- Prescription Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S.
- There are 225,000 Prescription Drugs deaths each in the U. S. each year (National Institute of Health).
- Pharmacy errors and prescription errors accounts for as many as 98,000 deaths each year.
- One study reported that as many as 5% of prescriptions filled each year are incorrect.
- Preventable medication errors cause about 400,000 injuries each year in the U. S.
- Preventable medication error injuries cost about $3.5 billion per year in the U. S.
- Prescription drug deaths for the first half of 2010 (1,270) are greater than those for the first half of 2009.
- It is estimated that more than 30,000 Americans die each year from prescription drug abuse and overdoses.
- Two-Thirds of all doctors involved in 10 or more malpractice cases are never disciplined.
- More than 49% percent of hospitals have never filed 1 disciplinary action against one of their doctors.
- The Institute of Medicine reported in 2006 that the most common medical practice is prescription errors.
- The CDC reported that prescription drug deaths shot up 68 percent in a five year period.
- Statistics show that prescription drug deaths were the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States in 2008.
- There were 11,000 deaths to 20,000 prescription drug deaths between 1999 and 2004.
- In 2010, statistics show that prescription drug deaths were the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States.
If you have been injured in a train accident in Pennsylvania, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are more than 6,000 railroad crossing accidents each year in the United States.
We are currently evaluating Train accident injury claims in Pennsylvania and throughout the U. S. Victims of train accidents and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our railroad accident injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of Railroad accident claim and railroad accident compensation cases.
Train accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victim. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Recent Train / Railroad Accident Statistics
- The Federal Railroad Administration reports that there were 11,475 accidents involving trains in 2010.
- More people are injured per railroad accident than those injured in individual car crashes.
- Approximately 23% of train collisions with involve cars and 17% involve train derailments.
- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that every 2 hours a person is hit and killed by a train accident in the U. S.
- The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 60% of all railroad crossing deaths occur at unprotected crossings.
- The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 80% of all railroad crossings are not protected by safety gates and lights.
- There are more than 6,000 railroad crossing accidents each year in the United States.
- More than 30% of all railroad crossing accidents involve children under the age of 16.
- Approximately 11% of train accidents involve defective equipment, defective train tracks, and defective train tack switching equipment.
- Every 14 days there is a toxic spill that requires the forced evacuation of entire neighborhoods.
- According to the National Safety Council there are about 400 fatalities and 1,100 injuries each year in the U. S.
- The Federal Railroad Administration reports that more than 45,000 individuals have been injured in nearly 100,000 train and railroad accidents.
- In 2002 there were 14,355 railroad related accidents, resulting in 951 deaths and more than 11,000 injuries in the U. S.
Train / Railroad Accident Verdicts
- $2.8 million Engineer Injury Settlement: For engineer whose train was diverted onto side tracks causing severe body injuries.
- $1.25 million Engineer Toxic Gas Exposure Settlement: For a student railroad engineer who was exposed to toxic gas.
- $5 million Pedestrian Killed by Train Settlement: For plaintiff killed when he attempted to cross a railroad crossing in his motor vehicle and was struck by a train.
- $1.6 million Train Derailment Settlement: For injuries sustained in train derailment case.
- $41 million Metro Crash Settlement: For 27 of the 35 victims or their families in the 2005 Metra train crash.
- $7.5 million Loss of Limb Settlement: For a pedestrian hit by a train causing plaintiff to suffer the loss of a limb after being struck by a train.
- $3 million Pedestrian Hit by Train Settlement: For a man who lost half of his left leg and part of his right foot in a railroad accident.
- $1.4 million FELA Injury Settlement: For a FELA claim on behalf of an employee of the Union Pacific struck by a train while working on a surfacing gang.
- $3.2 million Railroad Crossing Wrongful Death Settlement: For the wrongful death of plaintiff involving a railroad crossing.
- $8.6 million Wrongful Death Railroad Worker Settlement: For the wrongful death of a railroad worker.
- $1.5 million Railroad Bridge Worker Settlement: For a railroad bridge worker left with limp after his was crushed in train accident.
If you have been injured in a Work-Related accident, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are about 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We are currently evaluating Work-Related accident injury claims in Pennsylvania and throughout the U. S. Victims of Work-Related accidents and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our Work-Related accident lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of Work-Related accident claims and construction work vehicle accident compensation cases.
Work-Related accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many Work-Related accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When a Work-Related accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Work-Related accident or personal injury where you feel you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the contact form on the right or call us at 1-866-757-6949 for a free case evaluation. A live personal injury counselor is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
10 Tips to Protect Yourself in a Work Injury
- Report all work-related injuries regardless of severity to your supervisor immediately.
- Request and fill out an “Employee’s Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits” form from your immediate supervisor to avoid any delay in benefits.
- List all the parts of your body you feel are be injured or hurt by your work-related injury.
- Advise your supervisor immediately if you require medical care. Medical treatment must be provided within 24 hours of filing your claim.
- Tell your doctor about all the parts of your body that have been injured or hurt by your work-related injury.
- Keep copies of all medical slips, prescriptions, medical treatments and notes given to you by the treating doctor.
- Keep copies of all documents you receive from your employer and the insurance carrier regarding your work-related illness.
- Write down all facts about any injury that you suffer at work while they are still fresh in your mind. This information will be helpful to a lawyer evaluating your potential lawsuit.
- Review the facts of any work-related injury as soon as possible with a lawyer that specializes in Workers’ Compensation law and on the job injury cases.
- Keep a copy of completed claim form and request employer return claim form to you with the “Employer” section filled out. The law states your employer must return completed form within 24 hours.
Recent Work-Related Injury Verdicts
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Carpenter fell through roof opening at a Work site.
- $6.5 Million Settlement: 2 Ironworkers injured when side of building there constructing fell on them.
- $5 Million Verdict: Work worker falls to ground caused by unsafe scaffold.
- $870,000 Settlement: Electrician falls off unsecured ladder at Work site causing multiple injuries.
- $3.5 Million Settlement: Work worker crushed by falling wall.
- $2 Million Settlement: Death of a Work worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Pipefitter injured in compressed air explosion while connecting pipe.
- $800,000 Million Settlement: Steelworker sustained a back injury lifting heavy piece of steel
- $3 Million Settlement: Ironworker injured in crane collapse.
- $12 Million Settlement: Work worker paralyzed when he was struck by falling Work materials.
Work-Related Injury Statistics
- There are about 150,000 Work site accidents reported each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Work site workers account for 20% of all fatal workplace/industrial accidents.
- 2.3 million Work workers are estimated to work on scaffolds each year in the U. S.
- In 2009, there were 816 Work worker deaths reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Workers between 25-34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a Work site accident.
- In 2010, there were 4,547 fatal Work injuries were recorded in the United States.
- There were 187 Work-related fatalities reported from fires and explosions in 2010.
- 15% of all claims on workers’ compensation claims are spent on victims of Work Related Accidents.
- According OSHA, one out of every ten Work workers is injured on the job every year.
- Most work site injuries involve Work workers’ necks, backs, spines, and trunks.
- More than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer a workplace injury or occupational illness each year.
- There are more than 40,000 Work injuries in work zones each year.