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Prescription Error Attorneys in Illinois

The Chicago drug injury attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., are skilled advocates for individuals who have been harmed by the use of prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to properly research the side effects of their drugs. They also must provide adequate warnings of any potential dangers from using prescribed medicine.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

  • $3.75 Million – Wrongful death
  • $4.5 Million – Personal Injury
  • 1.2 Million Verdict; Largest reported in Pope County - (Golconda, IL) June 30, 2014 Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll of...

    1.2 Million Verdict; Largest reported in Pope County

    (Golconda, IL) June 30, 2014

    Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., of Chicago, IL and Mark D. Prince of the Prince Law Firm of Marion obtained a $1.2 million verdict on behalf of the family of 13-year-old Brett McDaniel, who was hit and killed by an ambulance while riding his bicycle. The verdict of $2 million was reduced by a 40% contributory negligence. The trial began on June 17, 2014 at the Pope County Courthouse in Golconda, IL and the verdict was approved by the Honorable Judge Joseph M. Leberman on June 27. The verdict is believed to be a Pope County record for an injury or death case.

    On October 8, 2007, Brett McDaniel was riding his bicycle with a friend on Rosalie Street in Golconda, a block from his home , when he was hit and ran over by a Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Service ambulance traveling south on Adams Street in Golconda, IL. The plaintiff alleged the ambulance was going over the speed limit and failed to exercise care to avoid colliding with a person riding a bicycle.

    The ambulance was returning to Kentucky after transporting a patient to Hardin County Hospital when the accident occurred. It did not have its lights or sirens on and was speeding. Brett was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries from the collision.

    “The jury’s verdict demonstrates the substantial loss that Brett’s mother, father, and two brothers went through,” said Patrick Salvi II. “No amount of money will bring Brett back. But the verdict demonstrates just how substantial the family’s loss was, and it sets the record straight on what happened that day. When children are around, drivers need to slow down and be careful.”

    [CALVIN MCDANIEL, as Administrator of the Estate of BRETT MCDANIEL, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. MERCY REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM, L.L.C., a Kentucky Limited Liability Company; and JAMES RATTA, Individually, Defendants. Case No. 08 L3]
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When drug makers fall short in those duties, innocent consumers can suffer serious injuries. A prime example relates to Actos, a drug prescribed to control the blood sugar levels in individuals with Type II diabetes (adult onset).

Actos has been linked to bladder cancer, as well as other potential side effects such as liver and kidney damage, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, blindness, and bone fractures.

Do you suspect you have been harmed by Actos? Contact us today at 877-975-7991 for a free, initial consultation on your potential legal rights. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has obtained more than $900 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injury clients. Our record includes 200 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more.

Don’t delay. Time is of the essence because filing deadlines apply, and valuable evidence may be lost if you do not act quickly.

FDA Warning On Actos Side Effects

Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals of Japan and marketed in the United States by Eli Lilly & Co. Since it was first approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 1999, doctors have widely prescribed Actos. According to the FDA, more than 2.3 million people filled prescriptions for Actos in 2010.

Related medications include ActoPlus Met (pioglitazone and metformin), ActoPlus Met XR (extended release) and Duetact (glimepiride and pioglitazone).

In June 2011 the FDA issued a warning about the increased risk of bladder cancer for individuals who have been taking Actos for more than one year. Signs of bladder cancer include:

  • Bloody or reddish urine;
  • An urgent need to urinate;
  • Pain during urination;
  • Pain in the back or lower abdomen.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention.

If you or a loved one is taking or has taken Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) and have suffered bladder cancer or any other injurious side effects, you may have a legal claim against the maker and distributor of the drug. You might be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering because of Actos’ side effects.

We Are Investigating Claims

The Chicago defective drug attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., are investigating legal claims related to the side effects of Actos, including bladder cancer. We can analyze the facts of your particular situation and advise you about what legal steps you should take next.

We have a track record of success in handling claims of individuals who have been injured because of defective drugs. Our experience as personal injury attorneys provides us with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively deal with insurance companies and drug makers. These cases can be complicated, and we have the know-how and experience to handle them.

Call us at 877-975-7991 or use our online contact form to set up a free, initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.