Reports from the Arizona Department of Health Services have recently reported that 100% of the poisoning deaths in children under the age of 18 in 2007 were preventable.
Arizona Poison and Drug Administration concluded that the deaths were caused by 5 main components. These included:
Accidental poisonings, unintentional overdoses, and acute intoxications.
Many of the poisonings were due to prescription medicines. There has been a warning issued to Prescription Drug Subcommittee that requires closer inspection before releasing medications. Also, it recommends parents to educate themselves on the proper storage and disposal of prescription medications.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one because of these types of accidents, it is important you contact your Racine products liability lawyer at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation.