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 in medical malpractice litigation 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 $750 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 have secured 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 732-777-0100 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey dangerous drugs lawyer at an office nearest to you.