The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 82% of Americans take at least one prescription medication with 29% taking five or more. With these kinds of statistics, it is easy to see that medication errors have the potential to negatively impact nearly everyone. As the number of medication errors rise, so does the number of the innocent victims injured due to mistakes and negligence of others. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our injury and malpractice attorneys routinely accept cases involving medication errors that have led to significant and long-term health complications for victims and their families. We’re ready to work hard to get you the restitution you deserve to move on with your life in the best position possible.
So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:
Number One: See a doctor immediately.
A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.
A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care.
Number Two: Write everything down.
Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain.
You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered.
Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.
Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them.
So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.
Roughly 1.3 million people suffer injuries related to medication errors and nearly $3.5 billion dollars are paid out for adverse drug events each year. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) specifically defines a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient or consumer.”
These types of mistakes occur when any health care provider or professional.
All of these types of medication errors have the potential to lead to severe health complications and even death.
Prescription medications are often potent drugs that have the ability to cause serious injuries if used improperly. An experienced pharmaceutical errors attorney thoroughly investigates your case by gathering medical records and evidence to support your claims and working with experts to ensure your case has the best chance at a favorable judgment. Our attorneys take on all types of prescription drug cases involving some of the most popular drugs including:
If you’ve suffered additional health complications and medical expenses due to a medication mistake, seek the advice and guidance of a team of attorneys with experience handling all types of prescription drug cases.
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If you have questions or concerns about your prescription medications, contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC to get legal advice and guidance you can rely on. We offer free consultations from our offices in east Boca Raton and Orlando. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so call us at (561) 293-2600 or send an email to schedule an appointment at your convenience.