Serious Problems with Pharmaceutical Products

The pharmaceutical industry is huge in the United States; millions of people use this industry on a daily basis. So it’s important that those in charge of this industry make sure that their products are safe and work properly. Sadly, sometimes negligence on the parts of pharmaceutical workers leads to inadequate testing or failure to adhere to high medical standards, and an unsafe or defective pharmaceutical product is released to consumers.

Common Issues

There are many ways that a pharmaceutical product can have a defect. The drug itself might have a problem with it, or the labeling or packaging might have one. In either case, an unsuspecting consumer might suffer serious injuries or illnesses if he or she consumes a defective pharmaceutical product. Some examples of common issues or defects with pharmaceutical products involve:

  • Mislabeled ingredients
  • Unsafe mixture of ingredients
  • Unknown side effects
  • Drug interaction possibilities
  • Dangerous implants
  • Packaging error
  • Manufacturing flaw
  • Pharmacist error

All of these problems can create serious injuries or illnesses for a consumer who takes a pharmaceutical product without knowing about the problems or defects. And naturally, most consumers do not assume that the products they are taking could be injurious to them. However, if a person does suffer from a pharmaceutical defect, he or she might be due compensation that can help with coping with the side effects of a defect.

Corporate Law Firms Highlighted in Business Insider Story


A new article in Business Insider highlights the top 10 corporate law firms that “won’t make you hate your life”. The poll comes from Yale Law Women, who released the list to highlight the family friendly policies at each firm mentioned. Firms that made the list include:

  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Squire Sanders
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Reed Smith
  • Sidley Austin
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Hunton & Williams
  • Perkins Coie
  • Shearman & Sterling

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Unpaid Overtime Claims in Wisconsin

Unpaid Overtime Claims in Wisconsin

wisconsin overtime lawyerUnpaid overtime laws in Wisconsin are generally the same as embodied in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with a few exceptions. If you are not exempt under either Wisconsin state law or the FLSA and you have unpaid overtime that you would like to claim through litigation, it may be an advantage to know which laws are likely to apply in your particular case.

Wisconsin overtime law allows a claimant to go back two years for any unpaid overtime, while under the FLSA, you can claim up to 3 years in unpaid wages if it can be proven that your employer knew you were being underpaid and intentionally allowed it.

Timing is also a major factor when claiming unpaid overtime in Wisconsin. If the case is filed with the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the DWD has the result of the investigation ready before your lawyer files in court, your employer may be liable for the same amount as your claim as a penalty, while if the lawyer bypasses the DWD and files directly in court or before the DWD completes its investigation, your employer will face less serious penalties.

It should be noted that in Wisconsin, there are exemptions to overtime pay that are not in the FLSA. Even if you are exempt under Wisconsin law, you may still file a claim under the FLSA. For example, if you are a movie theater employee, which is an exempt category under Wisconsin law, you can still claim for unpaid overtime under the FLSA, which does not include movie theater employees in the exemption list.

The process of filing a complaint and obtaining unpaid overtime wages is a complex one, and it is always best to get legal advice with a Wisconsin overtime lawyer before filing a case before either the state or federal court. It is possible file in both courts at the same time, and your overtime claims lawyer will know which parts of the law should be cited to your best advantage.

More About Appealing the Denied Claim

Being involved in an accident is a very devastating event, especially if it leaves you severely injured that you can’t go back to your job for a significant amount of time. Suffering from a permanent disability can greatly impact your life, as well as the life of the people you love. One way to get through the physical, mental and financial burden that this accident has brought you is to ask for worker’s compensation, but this can be a long process, and a lot of these claims are denied. What can you do when you have been one of these people?

If your application has been denied, don’t fret or get discouraged. You can always appeal your claim. Most people, when their compensation claim has been denied, either just give up or tend to make a new application. Giving up means you will never have the benefits given to you, and reapplying can only give you the same results. Both options are just a waste of time and money. Appealing for your application is the best and most effective way to winning a claim and be given the compensation benefits.

You have a statistically higher chance of an approved disability benefit grant through filing an appeal. Filing an appeal for a denied compensation claim can be done online, or via your local office. There is a sixty-five (65) day appeal period given, which starts once you have received the denial notice. This process can be a bit complicated, so it is always a wise idea to have a lawyer by your side to help you file the papers, and to guide you through the whole ordeal. It is vital that you file the appeal before the deadline; otherwise you might need to reapply again, costing you a significant amount of time and money. Also, it helps to know why your first claim was denied so that you can avoid making the same error again in the future.