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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.


  • $33.2 Million Jury Verdict - Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., announced they obtained a...

    $33.2 Million Jury Verdict

    Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., announced they obtained a $33.2 million verdict last night on behalf of a 22-year-old young man, who was injured in a car accident. The trial was heard before the Honorable Christopher Starck who entered judgment on the jury’s verdict in Lake County, Illinois on March 05 2009. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter (Law Bulletin Publishing Company), the father and son Salvi legal team—in their first jury trial together – exceeded the previous Lake County verdict record by nearly $10 million.

    On November 19, 2006, William Klairmont, then 18-years-old, was driving intoxicated on Route 43 in Lake Bluff, when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving—crashing into a utility box. The accident paralyzed the vehicle’s passenger, Plaintiff, then 19-years-old, from the chest down. Tests later showed that Klairmont had a blood-alcohol level of 0.146, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08 for adults. The ‘black box’ in Klairmont’s car indicated that seconds before the accident, the vehicle was traveling at 120-miles-per-hour. The trial was only on damages because Klairmont admitted fault. The Plaintiff was not accused of doing anything wrong. During the trial, jurors heard testimony about the Plaintiff’s past and future medical needs, the difficulties of his day-to-day life, and his employability.

    “Fortunately for our client, the vehicle Mr. Klairmont was driving was borrowed by his father’s employer from a second family corporation. Insurance-wise, this should allow our client the opportunity to collect much, if not all, of the verdict,” said Patrick A. Salvi, Sr. and Jim Nyeste, another member of the plaintiff’s legal team.

    In February, the Plaintiff settled with Lauralee Pfeifer of Lake Forest, for her $2.5 million homeowner’s insurance policy limit. Mrs. Pfeifer owned the home at which William Klairmont became intoxicated.

    “The outcome in this case is the recognition by a Lake County jury that our client has suffered a tremendous loss. The jury did the right thing,” said Patrick A. Salvi II. “This verdict will take care of our client’s medical needs for the rest of his life so that he can live as full a life as possible in the face of physical disabilities.”

  • $29.1 Million Verdict - The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today affirmed a $29.1...

    $29.1 Million Verdict

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today affirmed a $29.1 million medical malpractice verdict.

    On April 2, 2010, attorneys David J. Pritchard and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., secured the $29.1 million verdict on behalf of Christian Arroyo. Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois rendered the verdict for Christian and against the United States of America after a week-long bench trial. The government-employed doctors were found guilty of negligence having to do with their obstetrical and neonatal care. The attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard proved that prophylactic measures to prevent infection should have been taken prior to Christian’s birth and that the signs and symptoms of a neonatal infection were missed, causing profound brain damage.

    The government appealed the verdict based on the statue of limitations. The government said that the suit was untimely because it was brought more than 2 years after the baby was discharged from the hospital following birth. Attorneys case-resultsfully argued that the lawsuit was timely filed because the Arroyos did not know and had no reason to know that the brain injury had any sort of doctor or government cause.

    Today, Christian Arroyo is a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. He cannot walk, talk or eat through his mouth.

    Attorney Patrick Salvi II said: “We are very pleased that the Court of Appeals has affirmed this verdict on behalf of Christian, and rejected the government’s attempt to avoid responsibility for the misconduct of the doctors involved by asserting that they should have been sued sooner.  The money will be essential in giving this young man a chance in life given his severe and permanent disabilities.

    For more information on the Arroyo case [07C4912], or the Law Firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., please contact Patrick Salvi II at (312) 372 -1227 or psalvi2@salvilaw.com.

  • $17.9 Million Truck Accident Verdict - March 11, 2015 – Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi II and Brian L....

    $17.9 Million Truck Accident Verdict

    March 11, 2015 – Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi II and Brian L. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. obtained a $17.9 million verdict on behalf of a 47-year-old Lombard, Illinois woman following a two-week jury trial before Judge Clare Elizabeth McWilliams.

    Just before a Cook County jury awarded the woman a $17.9 million verdict, Patrick Salvi and the defense lawyer reached a settlement of $14 million. The verdict would have been decreased by 30 percent, due to contributory negligence of the Plaintiff, cutting the total to $12.6 million. By reaching a settlement in this case, the Plaintiff was able to receive an additional $1.4 million for her injuries!

    “It was a win-win!” said lead counsel, Patrick A. Salvi.

    On October 23, 2012, the Plaintiff, a 47-year-old school teacher, was on her way to work, driving westbound on Cermak Road, at the intersection of Wolf Road in Hillside, Illinois, when she collided with a semi-trailer truck. The Plaintiffs alleged the truck driver failed to yield to the right-of-way vehicle before making a left turn.

    The Plaintiff suffered a C6 incomplete spinal cord injury, leaving her unable to return to work. The Plaintiffs claimed that she would require attendant care due to her injuries.  The Defendants alleged the Plaintiff did not need as much attendant care as was claimed and could return to work with accommodations.

    “The money will help our client move on with her life and help take care of all her medical needs,” added Patrick Salvi.

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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.





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