It is true, pharmaceutical injuries are now one of the most common types of injuries suffered by Americans. Right up there with slip and fall and car accident injuries, a drug reaction or medication error may be about the most common way for an American adult to get hurt these days. The attorneys of Dodd Henry are devoted to helping recover compensation for innocent victims who are put through unnecessary and preventable crises surrounding a bad drug reaction or medication error. If a healthcare provider negligently prescribed a medication or you suffered a serious reaction to a medication, give us a call.
What is a Pharmaceutical Injury?
When a healthcare provider incorrectly administers or prescribes the drug that it becomes a problem. The other major way that a drug reaction can be a problem is when a drug manufacturer knows of a potential harm and conceals it, fails to disclose it during the rush to get it on the market, or in some other way, acts with disregard for the public’s safety. The key is whether an individual provider or company acted carelessly, thus causing the injuries.
How Common Are Drug Injuries?
According to AARP, a recent study showed that there are as many as 1.3 million reported prescription drug-related injuries in the U.S. annually. This includes medication errors in the hospitial or doctors office.
What About Medication-Related Deaths?
Interestingly, medical malpractice is gaining in prevalence nationwide. Medication related deaths once considered a rarity, today almost 250,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. Some estimates put this as high as 440,000. What is perhaps even more shocking is that medical malpractice technically ranks as the third leading cause of death for adults in the U.S., according to a study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The top leading cause of death remains heart disease, followed closely by cancer. But medical negligence claims far more lives than the next on the list – respiratory disease.
How a Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer Can Help
In many cases, a pharmaceutical injury can be very complex and require much expertise in order to recover the compensation that is needed to get better. An injury could have serious ramifications, leading to a completely altered life. At Dodd Henry, we are committed to helping clients get the care and treatment they deserve. This generally means fighting for monetary compensation to cover expenses like:
If you need help after a serious or disabling medication error, or you’ve lost someone you love due to a healthcare provider’s incorrect administration of medications, give Dodd Henry a call today to get a free consultation with one of our skilled trial lawyers. We never take a fee unless we recover, so you have nothing to lose. Call to fight out your options today.