South Florida Prescription Error Attorneys

Understaffed Pharmacies and Overworked Pharmacists Endanger Patients

Pharmacy Error Risks are Increased During Covid-19 Crisis

South Florida Prescription Error Attorneys

Pharmacy Negligence AttorneysYou may have noticed your local pharmacy is busier than ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many patients have felt it necessary to stock up on medications and some have started buying more supplements and other products related to abating the virus.

Operational changes at pharmacies have included new procedures for patient contact and the handling of medications and many pharmacies have taken on the responsibility of administering vaccines. These changes can only serve to add stress to already-overworked pharmacists and technicians.

Trying to get some one-on-one time with a pharmacist to discuss possible interactions with other drugs and supplements or pain medications is difficult if not impossible.

Prescription mistakes are among the most common of all medical errors.

Some common reasons for prescription errors are:

  • Prescriptions are transmitted orally and different drug names sound alike.
  • Prescription is not transmitted or is transmitted erroneously from prescriber to pharmacy.
  • Entering incorrect information into a computer during the prescribing and dispensing process.
  • Patient given the wrong medication.
  • Patient given the wrong dose of the right medication.
  • Filling a prescription incorrectly.
  • Patient given medication they are allergic to.
  • Patient given medication that dangerously interacts with their existing medications.
  • Failing to provide a patient with sufficient information so they can understand the effects of the medication they are taking.

Many people are opting to have their medications delivered to their homes and that rules out the opportunity for an in-person consult with the pharmacist so we encourage patients to at least call and try to speak with their doctor to verify the medications, dosages, and directions are correct.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people who are harmed because of the mistakes, negligence, or malpractice of pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacies since 1992. We are committed to helping our clients recover from any and all damage done by medical errors.

We are available 7 days a week by calling (954) 356-0006

South Florida Prescription Error Attorneys

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South Florida Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you ever signed a contract and later regretted it? Maybe you bought a car and agreed to a payment that was too high? Or you signed up for a monthly service that committed you to a long-term commitment?

Accident Injury AttorneysHere’s Some Good News: Almost all personal injury and accident cases that involve an attorney are initiated on a contingency basis. This means it is an arrangement between a plaintiff and a lawyer, stating that the lawyer will represent the plaintiff without money to pay up front. In these situations, the plaintiff pays the lawyer only if the lawyer wins the case.

In many other circumstances involving, for example, criminal law, family law (divorce), and contract law (real estate) an individual must pay an up-front fee to an attorney for services.

Florida Bar Association rules prohibit any fee agreements that can result in an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fees or costs. Whether a fee is excessive is a matter of “reasonableness” under Florida Bar rules. An unreasonable fee is one where the fee constitutes a “clear overreaching or an unconscionable demand by the attorney.” A fee is also unreasonable if it is based on fraud or intentional misrepresentation.  Florida Bar rules set out factors for reasonableness that mirror rules set for by the American Bar Association.

We are here first and foremost to help people who have been injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident. We also work for people who have been hurt in other accidents caused by someone’s neglect or negligence. Our areas of experience include:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Inadequate or Negligent Security
  • Aviation and Train Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice

Our consultations are free and it is unlikely you will be charged any upfront fees at all if we represent you.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people who are injured in accidents since 1992. We are committed to helping our clients recover from any and all damage done by medical errors.

We are available 7 days a week by calling (954) 356-0006

Gary and Arleen Lazarus

(954) 356-0006

Truck Accident Attorneys

The Complexities of Truck Accidents • The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus

Tractor Trailer Collisions Can Cause Extensive Damage and Injuries

If it seems to you there are more trucks than ever on the road, you’re right. More people are staying home and ordering online instead of going to the store so more trucks are needed to bring products from the factories to individual homes.

Estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say there are about 282 million vehicles on U.S. roads and over 15 million of them are trucks.

Just by their sheer weight and large size, trucks have the potential to cause very serious damage to persons and property when they are involved in a collision and thousands of people are seriously injured in accidents involving trucks every year. Often it is difficult determining who or what is at fault in an accident and with trucks it is also difficult to immediately know who even owns the truck.

There are approximately 500,000 accidents involving trucks each year with about 5,000 of them resulting in fatal injuries.

When a driver is injured in an accident with a truck there are a number of facts that need to be discovered quickly:

  • Who Owns the Truck?
  • Was the Truck Maintained Properly?
  • Was the Driver of the Truck Properly Licensed?
  • Does the Owner of the Truck Follow Rules about Driver Rest Periods?
  • What actually Caused the Accident?
  • Is there Sufficient Insurance on the Truck and Driver?

All these questions must be answered promptly and accurately so the victims can pursue whatever legal options are available to help them pay for injuries and damages.

Our experience dealing with complex accident cases in south Florida extends from 1992 through today and we are committed to an attorney-client relationship that puts our client first.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus is available for free consultation by video or in person seven days a week and you can reach us at (954) 356-0006.

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