Help is Here and the System Will Continue to Work
Recent weeks have taken us all into what might be called uncharted waters because we have never experienced anything quite like this. The first thing we will say is that panic will only make every situation worse, and it’s best to slow down and try to remain calm. We will get through this together.
Most people are staying home and that’s best, but many of us still have to venture out to shop for food or go to jobs that have been deemed to be essential. People who go out in their automobiles are doing so in an environment that is populated with other people who are likely on edge and not focused on the road and other cars.
It’s a recipe for accidents.
If you are in an accident on the road, or perhaps in a store or on some other property, remember that our first responders, the police and paramedics are still there for us. The first thing to do after any accident is to make sure any injured people are attended to immediately.
Next, get some advice from someone who can calmly assess the situation and make sure your rights are protected and your responsibilities are understood: an experienced and qualified injury attorney.
Our civil justice system is still in place, and it will continue to work for people who are injured.
If you have questions about some type of injury or harm that happened to you or a loved one and you’re not sure how to proceed, you do not have to come to one of our offices. We can arrange a free, virtual consultation online if you call (954) 356-0006. We monitor our phone lines 24/7 and will respond to you promptly.
Pharmacy Negligence and Malpractice
Sometimes you just have to say out loud, “How does something like that happen?”
Walgreen’s recently settled with authorities in California after a woman was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist. Allegedly she used the license numbers of other pharmacists to work in more than one pharmacy from 2006 to 2017 and no one caught on according to a story by the Associated Press. It’s inconceivable that someone could get away with this for even one hour, much less several years.
The phony pharmacist was charged will filling over 745,000 prescriptions and many of them were for opioids such as fentanyl and morphine. Some opioids, in very small amounts, can quickly kill a human being.
We can only hope that it’s very rare for an impostor to successfully gain access to a licensed pharmacy, all the drugs, and patient records contained therein, but if it happened even once it shows there is a lack of diligence, due care, proper procedures, and protocol on the part of the pharmacy.
We have been representing people hurt by pharmacy errors, negligence, and malpractice for 25 years and we urge everyone who does business with any pharmacy to closely scrutinize their medications. Make sure what you receive is what your physician intended. Take time to speak with your pharmacists and ask them to double check your medication each time you visit the pharmacy.
Everyone is capable of making a mistake, but our experience has taught us that when dealing with pharmacies there are often not enough steps to absolutely insure that all prescriptions are properly dispensed.
If you have any questions about a situation involving your medication, your doctor, nurse, or pharmacy we are here to help. We can be reached 7 days a week at (954) 356-0006.
Auto Accident Insurance Delays and Denials
You’re a safe driver, and you’ve always paid your auto insurance premiums on time. But when you are involved in an accident, it seems like your friends at the insurance company aren’t in a hurry to help you get your car fixed, pay for your injuries, or give you any help at all. We can help.
One of the first things that happens after an accident is the insurance companies involved start to play the blame game. They often delay issuing payment for damages and will try to stall while they also try to limit what they will pay. They may deny your claim entirely.
Everyone who is involved in an accident that involves significant damage to property or any injuries at all should consult with a personal injury attorney. Keep in mind that many injuries do not become apparent until days or weeks after the accident.
Believe it or not, some insurance companies will delay paying benefits to people who are injured and cannot work so they can offer a lower settlement and hope for an acceptance because the victim is desperate. This sounds callous but we see it happen. Of course not all insurance companies engage in these tactics, and sometimes delays are due to “processing” and other technicalities but that doesn’t help the person who needs to pay bills.
You may need someone to deal with the insurance company, or you may need someone to actually move forward with a lawsuit. Either way, it’s best to get legal advice. Keep in mind that there are limitations on time about when you can file a lawsuit and if you miss that window while haggling with your insurance company you may lose your right to sue.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been working with victims of accidents in south Florida for over 25 years. We have dealt with every insurance company and heard every imaginable excuse why they can’t pay what they should pay for injuries and damages. We don’t accept excuses, we get results.
Please call us if you have any questions about an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident. We’re here to help: (954) 356-0006
Auto Accident Insurance Delays and Denials