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How Common Are Medication Errors?

Published on Nov 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm in Product Safety.

While it can be difficult to determine the exact rates of medication errors, since 1992 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have received over 30,000 reports of medication errors. It’s important to recognize that these are voluntary reports, so it’s likely the true number of medication errors is significantly higher.

The FDA has also concluded that 41 percent of fatal medication errors are related to the administration of an improper dose of medicine. 16 percent of the errors are caused by giving the wrong drug or using the wrong administration route. Nearly 50 percent of fatal medication errors happen to individuals over the age of 60. Elderly individuals are at a greater risk for medication error because they are often on more medications than younger people.

Why Do Dangerous Drugs Remain on the Market?

Published on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm in Product Safety.

When you need prescription medicine, you trust your doctors to give you medication that’s safe for you to take. But doctors aren’t the only people involved in the process of you getting medicine. Drug manufacturers could skip testing and push a drug on the market before it’s ready. Pharmacists could dispense the wrong medication. If someone in this process acts negligently, you could unknowingly be taking the wrong drug that could be harmful to you.

Serious side effects can threaten your health and wellbeing. If you’ve been hurt because of a drug, a Columbia, SC dangerous drugs lawyer from the Solomon Law Group can help you with your claim. You may be able to get compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.

Automobile Defects and the Accidents They Cause

Published on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm in Product Safety.

Given the miles that Americans travel each year in their cars, it is incumbent upon every driver to ensure that their car, truck, or motorcycle is in good repair, but sometimes there are manufacturing defects that are out of their control.  Manufacturers are obligated to design and manufacture safe vehicle and parts. Notwithstanding a manufacturer’s duty to provide safe products, vehicle defects in manufacturing and design kill and maim many motorists each year.

When the manufacturer has acted in a negligent or reckless manner by placing an unsafe vehicle on the road, the dedicated attorneys at The Solomon Law Group will use their knowledge and skill to get you the money you deserve if you were injured by a vehicle defect.

Risks Involved in Boosting Female Libido with Addyi

Published on Aug 26, 2015 at 4:58 pm in Product Safety.

For the first time in history, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Addyi to assist in boosting sexual desire in women. People are calling it the “Viagra for women” though it operates quite differently than Viagra. Unlike Viagra, which treats erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow, Addyi – also chemically known as Flibanserin – treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) by tackling chemical imbalances in the brain. Additionally, Addyi must be taken regularly to obtain the desired effect while Viagra need only be ingested before a sexual encounter.

Products Liability: Laundry Detergent Concerns for Children

Published on Jul 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm in Auto Safety, Product Safety, Uncategorized, uncategorized.

We all know that cleaning supplies should be left away from the kitchen, stored out of reach from children, and should not come in contact with our hands, eyes, or face. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued a report pertaining to laundry detergent pods, the less-than-a-cubic inch plastic pouches that contain both liquid and powder detergents. Recently, Consumer Reports indicated that not only have there been hundreds of reported cases regarding health incidents in children that have come in contact with the pods, but that the pods are “too dangerous to recommend” for use in family homes where children live.

Playing with Safety: Dangerous Toys and the Role of America’s Civil Justice System

Published on Feb 15, 2011 at 5:00 am in Product Safety.

From the American Association for Justice:

Since 1974, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued more than 850 recalls for toy products, many for hazards like magnets, lead and other dangers hidden in our children’s toys. Between 2004 and 2008, toy-related injuries increased 12 percent. Also, The CPSC is woefully under-resourced to cope with the flood of new products entering the U.S. marketplace.

The result of such corporate negligence and regulatory powerlessness is that dangerous products can be sold on shelves for years before the public has any idea of their hazards. In the face of such risks, and with so few resources at hand, the nation has come to rely on parents, consumer groups and the civil justice system to serve both as an early warning system and an enforcement mechanism against negligent corporations and their dangerous toys.

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