Each year more than 1.3 million pharmacy mistakes are reported in the United States. It is estimated that at least three times as many medication errors go unreported. The problem is expected to only get worse.
Medication mistakes are the sixthleading cause of death in the United States. Ten thousand people die every year from prescription errors and thousands more suffer life-altering injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Heart attacks
- Hearing loss
- Movement disorders
- Breathing problems
If you believe you or a loved one is suffering from a medication mistake, call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away. Call 911 if there is any difficulty breathing or any loss of consciousness. Bring the medication and a list of all the medications that you are talking, including any herbs, vitamins, or supplements.
Every day, someone is hurt by a pharmacy error in Wisconsin. Personal injury lawsuits allow victims of medication mistakes to hold the doctors and pharmacists responsible for their injuries accountable.
To learn how a Wisconsin pharmacy error injury claim can help you get compensation for you medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages, contact a Green Bay personal injury attorney. To schedule a free consultation with the medical mistake lawyers at Hupy and Abraham call us at 800-800-5678.