New Haven Defective Drug Lawyers
Defective medications can have dangerous, undisclosed side effects
If you suffered severe injuries or if a defective or dangerous drug killed your loved one in Connecticut, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Drug manufacturers are required to conduct extensive testing on their drugs before submitting them to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. Even after the FDA approves a drug, the company still has the responsibility of updating warning labels when new side effects are discovered.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers helps people all over Connecticut who have been injured by defective or dangerous drugs. Our firm is committed to helping you get justice. Call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to have our New Haven defective drug attorneys review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free consultation.
Do I Need A Dangerous Drugs Lawyer?
Most people do not have any idea of how to file an injury claim for a defective or dangerous drug. Some individuals are not even sure which company is ultimately responsible for their injuries.
Defective or dangerous drug actions are incredibly complicated because they do not operate the same as many common tort claims. When you work with an attorney, you will gain a firm understanding of who can be held liable and how that can happen.
Major drug companies are difficult, but not impossible to hold accountable. A lawyer will be able to investigate your injuries and know how to prove they are caused by your use of a dangerous or defective drug.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents victims of dangerous or defective drugs throughout the New Haven area. Our firm will fight to get you every single dollar of compensation you are entitled to.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins has over three decades of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. The New Haven injury attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also have more than 140 years of combined legal experience.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015. Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
Mr. Perkins is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and New Haven County Bar Association.
Our attorneys can visit you in your hospital room or home if you are unable to visit our office for any reason. You can receive a no cost, no obligation consultation when you call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 right now.
Types of Dangerous Drugs Cases We Handle
New prescription and nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are evaluated before they can be sold by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA. Drug testing and approval frequently take several years, but the FDA does allow for approval of a new drug to be expedited through an Accelerated Approval pathway.
A drug manufacturer can also request a Fast Track process that is intended to get important new drugs to patients earlier. A Breakthrough Therapy designation will make a drug eligible for the Fast Track process.
Numerous drugs currently on the market are already facing legal actions relating to their side effects. Some of these drugs include, but are not limited to:
- Ortho Evra
In most cases, the drug manufacturers are typically liable in most civil actions. In some cases, a physician could be responsible for failure to warn you about potential side effects, but pharmacies, sales representatives and testing laboratories could also be liable for specific failures.
Dangerous Drugs Statistics
An estimated 6.2 million people aged 12 or older misused prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month, according to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Of that total, 3.3 million misused prescription pain relievers, 2 million misused prescription tranquilizers, 1.7 million misused prescription stimulants, and 497,000 misused prescription sedatives.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that 11.4 percent of people 12 to 25 years of age used prescription drugs nonmedically within the past year. Of those who began abusing prescription drugs at age 13 or younger, 25 percent met clinical criteria for addiction sometime in their life.
According to NIDA, an estimated 54 million people have used prescription medications for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetime. More than 80 percent of older patients (aged 57 to 85 years) use at least one prescription medication on a daily basis, and more than 50 percent take more than five drugs or supplements daily, according to a study published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association.
While the United States represents only 5 percent of the global population, CNBC reported that the country consumes approximately 80 percent of the global opioid supply.
Contact a New Haven Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today
Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed by a dangerous or defective drug in Connecticut? You should immediately contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers.
Our firm handles various kinds of drug injury claims. You can have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.