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Waterbury Dangerous Drug Lawyers

Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed by a defective or dangerous drug in Connecticut? You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Before a drug manufacturer submits a new drug to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, the company must conduct several rounds of testing to determine possible side effects. The manufacturer remains responsible for the accuracy of warning labels even after the FDA approves a drug.

Dangerous or defective drug claims are incredibly complicated. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers knows how to handle these types of cases and represents individuals injured by defective or dangerous drugs throughout Connecticut. You do not have to try to fight a drug company all by yourself. You can have our Waterbury dangerous drug lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (203) 437-6190 to set up a free consultation.

Do I Need A Dangerous Drugs Lawyer?

A defective or dangerous drug claim can be extraordinarily complex. In most cases, victims need to prove that the drugs they took directly caused their injuries, and most drug manufacturers are prepared to deny their drugs were responsible.

An attorney can conduct an independent investigation of your case to gain the necessary evidence to prove your claim. The lawyer will be able to determine whether a drug was defectively designed, defectively manufactured, or simply failed to include a warning about a harmful side effect.

Your attorney will not only know who can be held liable but the best ways to hold those parties accountable. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands the many inherent challenges of defective or dangerous drug claims and knows how to overcome them.

You will want to hire a lawyer for assistance with your drug injury claim so you can obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers fights for victims of dangerous or defective drugs in communities all over the Waterbury area.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins has more than 30 years of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Our firm won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.

Mr. Perkins is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also admitted to state courts in Connecticut and New York as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The Waterbury attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also have over 140 years of combined legal experience. We can visit you in your home or hospital room if you cannot come to our office.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay our firm if you receive a monetary award. Call (203) 437-6190or (203) 397-1283 to schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Types of Dangerous Drugs Cases We Handle

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) evaluates new prescription and nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs before they can be sold. While drug testing often takes several years, approval can be expedited through various FDA processes.

In addition to an Accelerated Approval pathway, the FDA also has a Fast Track process intended to get critical new medications to patients sooner. One way to become eligible for the Fast Track process is through a Breakthrough Therapy designation.

Some drug companies overlook or disregard certain dangers in their rush to get new drugs to market. Several drugmakers are already facing legal actions for their drugs, with some of the most common including, but not getting limited to:

  • Topamax
  • Valsartan
  • Testopel
  • Viagra
  • Ephedra
  • Striant
  • Tequin
  • Prevacid
  • Glyburide
  • Testim
  • Androderm
  • Delatestryl
  • Xarelto
  • Yasmin
  • Brilinta
  • Zyban
  • Propulsid
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Fortesta
  • Bydureon
  • ReNu
  • Rituxan
  • Seroquel
  • Neurontin
  • Prozac
  • Quinine
  • Redux
  • Oxycontin
  • Accutane
  • Prilosec
  • Zoloft
  • Byetta
  • Vioxx
  • Fosamax
  • Risperdal
  • Lexapro
  • GranuFlo
  • Hydroxycut
  • NaturaLyte
  • Cialis
  • Premphase
  • Invokana
  • Onglyza
  • Janumet
  • Serzone
  • Ketek
  • Prempro
  • Levaquin
  • Taxotere
  • Levitra
  • Propecia
  • Meridia
  • Rezulin
  • Nexium
  • Ocella
  • Paxil
  • Serevent
  • Permax
  • Provigil
  • Zithromax
  • Advair
  • Lotronex
  • Victoza
  • Bextra
  • Celexa
  • Gadolinium
  • Cipro
  • Lamisil
  • Crestor
  • Trasylol
  • Dostinex
  • Ortho Evra
  • Clomid
  • Stadol
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Celebrex
  • Premarin
  • Actos
  • Pradaxa
  • Januvia
  • Zofran
  • Androgel
  • Fen-Phen
  • Avelox
  • Azithromycin
  • Yaz
  • Chantix
  • Zicam

The primary defendant in most of these cases will be the drug manufacturer. Other parties could be liable in some cases when there may have been additional negligence. Some other possible liable parties may include doctors, pharmacies, sales representatives, and testing laboratories.

Dangerous Drugs Statistics

CNBC reported that the United States consumes approximately 80 percent of the global opioid supply, despite it only representing 5 percent of the global population.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 54 million people used prescription medications for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetime. NIDA also reported that 11.4 percent of people 12 to 25 years of age used prescription drugs nonmedically within the past year, and 25 percent of those who began abusing prescription drugs at age 13 or younger met clinical criteria for addiction sometime in their life.

A study published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association found that over 80 percent of patients aged 57 to 85 years use at least one prescription medication on a daily basis, and more than 50 percent take over five medications or supplements daily.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 6.2 million people aged 12 or older misused prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month. This total involved 3.3 million misused prescription pain relievers, 2 million misused prescription tranquilizers, 1.7 million misused prescription stimulants, and 497,000 misused prescription sedatives.

Contact a Waterbury Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today

If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed by a dangerous or defective drug in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. You will want to contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers as soon as possible.

Call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options during a free consultation.

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