Bridgeport Dangerous Drug Lawyers
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed by a dangerous or defective drug in Connecticut, you could be entitled to compensation. Drugmakers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they bring to market are safe for consumers and have accurate warning labels about possible side effects.
A company needs to conduct many rounds of testing to determine side effects before it can submit a new drug to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. Even after a drug is approved by the FDA, the drug manufacturer remains responsible for the accuracy of a drug warning label.
Defective or dangerous drugs often have the potential to impact large numbers of people. Many of these cases can lead to class action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients injured by defective or dangerous drugs all over Connecticut. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to receive a free consultation with an experienced Bridgeport dangerous drugs attorney.
Do I Need A Dangerous Drugs Lawyer?
Many drug manufacturers deny liability for issues arising from the use of their products. Drugmakers often have invested millions of dollars in having teams of attorneys prepared to defend companies against injury claims.
Proving that a drug harmed you can be difficult, but an attorney will know how to accomplish this by conducting an independent investigation. The lawyer can find evidence specific to your case as well as other information about the drug’s testing and approval history.
An attorney will be able to determine if a drug was defectively manufactured, defectively designed, or failed to include an accurate warning about certain side effects. You could be entitled to compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is prepared to take on drugmakers of all sizes. Our firm will not be intimidated, and we will fight to help you recover every dollar of compensation you need and deserve.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also have more than 140 years of combined legal experience. Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Jonathan Perkins is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in New York and Connecticut. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Connecticut Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
Mr. Perkins has over 30 years of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Our attorneys will visit you in your hospital room or house when you cannot personally visit our office.
You should also know that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents individuals on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless you obtain a financial award. Call (203) 380-1556 to set up a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Types of Dangerous Drugs Cases We Handle
New prescription and nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are evaluated by the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) before they can be sold. Drug testing usually takes several years, but approval may be expedited through certain FDA processes.
The FDA has an Accelerated Approval pathway and a Fast Track process intended to get important new medications to patients sooner. A Breakthrough Therapy designation is one way to become eligible for the Fast Track process.
The rush to get new drugs to market occasionally leads to companies disregarding certain dangers. Many drugmakers are already facing legal actions, and some of the most common include, but are not limited to:
- Ortho Evra
The drug manufacturer is usually the primary defendant in most of these cases, but other parties could also be liable. Other possible parties that could be liable include doctors, testing laboratories, sales representatives, and pharmacies.
Dangerous Drugs Statistics
According to CNBC, the United States represents only 5 percent of the global population but consumes approximately 80 percent of the global opioid supply.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that almost 54 million people used prescription medications for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetime. According to NIDA, 11.4 percent of people 12 years of age to 25 years of age used prescription drugs nonmedically within the past year, and 25 percent of those who began abusing prescription drugs at 13 years of age or younger met clinical criteria for addiction sometime in their life.
More than 80 percent of patients 57 years of age to 85 years years of age use at least one prescription medication on a daily basis, and more than 50 percent take over five medications or supplements daily, according to a study published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that about 6.2 million people 12 years of age or older misused prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month. The total involved 497,000 misused prescription sedatives, 1.7 million misused prescription stimulants, 2 million misused prescription tranquilizers, and 3.3 million misused prescription pain relievers.
Contact a Bridgeport Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today
Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed by a defective or dangerous drug in Connecticut? You will want to make sure that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients in communities all over the greater Bridgeport area. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.