Prescription Drugs Making You Sick?

Sarasota Injury Lawyer Maria Gerber Can Get You the Compensation You Deserve

Dangerous Drugs & Pharmacy Negligence

Millions of prescriptions are written and filled every year, and pharmaceutical companies continuously research and develop new drugs. Most doctors and pharmacists do their jobs well, and pharmaceutical research is important to our continued health as a society; however, the wrong medication or the wrong dosage can seriously injure or kill.

Whether your doctor made the wrong diagnosis or prescribed the wrong drug or a dangerous drug, or the pharmacist filled the prescription incorrectly, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

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Why You Should Choose Gerber Law

Sarasota accident attorney Maria Gerber and her experienced staff at Gerber Law can provide experienced, yet aggressive representation to clients who are victims of pharmaceutical negligence, while giving those clients the personal care and attention they merit.

If pharmaceutical negligence has injured you or a family member around the southwest coast of Florida, please contact Gerber Law for a FREE initial consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner you may obtain financial recovery for your lost wages, medical expenses or even funeral expenses for a family member's death.

Pharmacy Negligence Statistics

Injury and death from negligent drug prescription are prevalent in the U.S. today.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 350,000 people died as the result of drug reactions or drug interactions in the U.S. in 2006
  • People between the ages of 45 and 54 died more often due to unintentional overdose of drugs than from automobile accidents in 2004
  • Almost two-thirds of doctor's visits result in the patient being given drug therapy
  • Elderly people take more medication than any other group; 85 percent of people 65 and older are taking at least one type of medication, and many are taking three different drugs simultaneously
  • Nearly half of all drugs prescribed nationally in 2005 were anti-depressants, which are effective for less than half of their users

Pharmaceutical Companies and Drug Negligence

Doctors should only prescribe drugs if they have a medically sound reason for doing so. Unfortunately, doctors can sometimes fall into the pockets of pharmaceutical companies, and the bottom line becomes money. Pharmaceuticals are a billion-dollar industry, and a doctor could easily care more about his or her relationship with a pharmaceutical company than your well-being. This conflict of interest can harm you or your loved one. Pharmaceutical companies have placed many drugs on the market, only to recall them because of adverse side effects that have injured and killed hundreds of people; despite these dangerous effects, doctors continued to prescribe these drugs.

Physician, physician assistant or pharmacy mistakes can cause injuries that last a lifetime. Brain injuries from an accidental prescription drug overdose may be permanent, and other chronic medical conditions can manifest from improper prescription drug use. The resulting medical expenses can spell financial disaster for many families.

When a pharmaceutical error by a negligent healthcare worker or pharmacy employee injures you or a loved one, you need someone who knows how to get you the compensation you deserve. Sarasota Injury lawyer Maria Gerber offers her clients personal, yet aggressive legal representation. She and her staff at Gerber Law can guide you to compensation for your emotional and financial losses.

Contact Gerber Law today for a FREE consultation if prescription drugs have made you sick or have caused you permanent injury. Unlike large companies, Attorney Gerber treats her clients in a personal and caring way. You will always work directly with a lawyer. With offices in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, Gerber Law serves the southwest coast of Florida.