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New Jersey Dangerous Drug Attorneys

Fighting for NJ clients injured by defective or dangerous medications

When your doctor prescribes a medication to treat an illness or disease, you take the drug trusting that if it is for sale it must be safe. Unfortunately, many people have suffered serious injuries and even death after having taken a prescription drug. If you have suffered an injury caused by a dangerous drug, or after taking a prescription medication, you may have grounds for legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, our partners are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, who are ready to protect your right to recover compensation after suffering an injury from an adverse effect of a defective drug. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation with our skilled New Jersey products liability lawyers to discuss your case.

Examples of defective and dangerous medical products and drugs

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are subject to federal regulations from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for consumer product testing requirements. However, each year drugs and medical devices are recalled from the marketplace when unknown side effects are reported by sick patients, and product defects cause injury.

Here is a partial list of medications and medical devices that have been recalled or reported to cause injuries due to adverse side effects and product defects:

Drugs used to treat depression:

  • Paxil
  • Serzone
  • Zoloft
  • Zyprexa

Drugs used to treat arthritis:

  • Arava
  • Bextra
  • Vioxx

Injuries from dangerous drugs

Your doctor may prescribe a drug to treat the symptoms of a disease or relieve pain. The drugs that are supposed to heal you can sometimes harm you with terrible adverse effects such as the following:

  • Depression
  • Increase cancer risk
  • Birth defects
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Nerve damage
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Development of breasts in young males
  • Kidney or liver failure
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Internal bleeding
  • Ulcers

Complex drug recall cases require in-depth understanding of medical issues

Drug and medical device manufacturers often point to FDA approval as an excuse for ducking their liability for compensating victims for their defective and dangerous products. New Jersey and federal courts have ruled that FDA approval does not remove liability. Product liability cases involving medical products often involve the largest, most well-financed national and multinational corporations. Fighting a winning battle against their teams of attorneys requires knowing case law, as well as the medical issues relative to the types of side effects and injuries. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, we use our experience as one of the region’s leading medical malpractice litigation firms to get to the heart of the medical issues and the full extent of damages you are entitled to.

What is my products liability case worth in NJ?

If you have suffered from adverse effects of a prescription drug, you might consider taking legal action against the drug manufacturer. One of the first questions that prospective clients ask is, “How much is my case worth?” What they want to know is how much money might they be able to recover if they sue the pharmaceutical manufacturer, however there is no way to know at the outset of an injury case how much you will recover. What you should know is that when you work with the experienced New Jersey product liability attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, you will enjoy the benefit of working with an award-winning firm that places your needs first. We work with the leading independent experts to investigate the incident and help us to prepare a strong case on your behalf. By applying intelligent strategies, legal acumen, and knowledge of New Jersey personal injury law, our reputation precedes us for obtaining more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, but also for our responsiveness to every client.

If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a dangerous prescription drug or medical product in New Jersey, schedule a no-cost case evaluation with a products liability trial lawyer at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. We are recognized among the region’s leading personal injury law firms with a case record of recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of people injured by manufacturer’s negligence, medical negligence, and other cases involving negligence and misconduct.

Aggressive representation in dangerous drug claims

From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. From wherever you are, call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey dangerous drugs lawyer at an office nearest to you.

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

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~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

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2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

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~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

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~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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