New Jersey Pharmaceutical Lawyers
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A truly dangerous medication is a much bigger deal than a few mild side effects. It can damage your health – and your life – in ways you never thought possible.
Don’t let a careless pharmaceutical manufacturer get away with hurting you – and countless other victims – while it keeps raking in the profits from the unsafe drug. Choose the New Jersey pharmaceutical injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell to fight for you.
There are no upfront fees, and nothing is standing in your way. Call (856) 778-5500 to get your claim started.
Know Your Rights After an Injury from a Pharmaceutical Drug
If there’s one thing you need to know when you’ve been hurt by a dangerous prescription drug, it’s that you have legal rights. You can pursue a pharmaceutical claim or lawsuit and get the money you deserve. But you’ll need to act fast and to have the right help on your side – like a NJ pharmaceutical injury lawyer who handles complex cases like yours on a daily basis.
Just how widespread is the problem of dangerous pharmaceutical medications?
More Medications, More Problems
Thanks to researchers‚ scientists‚ and pharmaceutical manufacturers‚ we have more options than ever for treating injuries and illnesses with medicine.
Today, about 60 percent of Americans – more than ever before – are on prescription drugs, The Washington Post reported. An astonishing 15 percent of Americans take at least five medications.
There are pills, patches, syrups, and injections for just about everything – from relieving pain to increasing hair growth, from lowering blood pressure to shedding pounds.
But the constant increase in medications isn’t always a good thing, as you found out firsthand. The medication you took only made things worse – much worse.
And you’re not alone. Every year, so-called “side effects” from prescription drugs kill more than 100,000 Americans, the Independent Media Institute reported. That not counting the victims who survived but suffered irreversible damage to their health.
This statistic is staggering. That’s nearly three times the number of annual deaths from car accidents. More than nine times the number of Americans who die in firearm homicides each year. In short, too many deaths.
The medications you take are supposed to help you, not harm you. But the worst of these prescription drugs can leave you with injuries even more severe than the conditions they were supposed to treat.
And that is unacceptable.
Holding a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Accountable
What do you do – what can you do – when a dangerous medication has damaged your health or taken the life of someone you love?
Unfortunately, for many victims of pharmaceutical injuries (and their families), this question goes unanswered. Too many people believe that there’s nothing they can do. They clearly don’t have the kind of resources it takes to stand up to a massive global corporation that brings in billions of dollars in sales every year. They might not even know how to prove that the drug is what caused the injury.
So they allow the company to get away with what it’s done to their families. They don’t get justice. They don’t get compensation. And the dangerously negligent pharmaceutical manufacturer can go on endangering more lives – making absurd amounts of money in the process.
You deserve better. You deserve monetary compensation for the losses you have suffered, both financial and non-economic. You deserve accountability for all the ways your life will never be the same. And the pharmaceutical manufacturer deserves to face the consequences – which, hopefully, will discourage the company from putting or keeping dangerous medications on the market in the future.
The only way you’re ever going to get what you deserve is to pursue a pharmaceutical injury claim.
Do You Have a Pharmaceutical Case?
When you’ve been hurt by a dangerous medication, you have a lot of questions about your pharmaceutical case. Here are some things you should know about pharmaceutical claims.
Some factors that could affect your ability to pursue a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s case include:
Evidence of their negligence and your injuries.
Any personal injury case requires evidence. You need to be able to prove that the other person or organization actually is at fault.
But in a pharmaceutical injury claim, proving fault can get complicated.
It can be hard to link the use of a medication with the development of another medical condition. Proving this connection is especially complex in the case of long-term problems that might not occur until years later.
You might have figured out the link between your medication and your injury through common sense – because your injury began only after you started taking the medicine. But you’ll need more evidence than simple logic to support this theory in a pharmaceutical injury claim.
That’s where a New Jersey pharmaceutical injury lawyer comes in. We’ll work tirelessly to:
- Investigate the link between the drug and your injury.
- Gather the evidence and expert witness testimony necessary to prove that your medication caused your injuries.
- Build your claim and present this evidence to get you the maximum settlement or jury award for your case.
It’s bad enough that victims of pharmaceutical injuries have to jump through legal hoops to get the compensation they deserve. But instead of protecting your legal rights, New Jersey laws limit them further.
You have a set amount of time – usually two years – to pursue a pharmaceutical claim. If you don’t file the right paperwork by that deadline, you could lose your only chance to hold the prescription drug manufacturer accountable.
Sometimes a pharmaceutical injury doesn’t happen right away after you start taking a medication. It can take years for the damage to your health to become clear. But that doesn’t mean that the injury isn’t serious, or that the drug’s manufacturer isn’t at fault.
In cases like this, the deadline – known in the legal world as the statute of limitations – is two years from the date you learned about the injury. This means even if you started taking the medicine more than two years ago, it might not be too late – yet.
The sooner you get a New Jersey pharmaceutical lawyer involved in your situation, the better. He or she can find out specifically what statutes apply to your case, so you’re no longer in danger of missing any deadlines. Plus, the earlier you get an attorney involved, the more time he or she has to prepare your case for success.
Name brand vs. generic.
Is the drug that hurt you a name brand medication, or a generic form of the same medicine? The truth is that you may not even know the answer. Even if your doctor wrote you a prescription for the name brand of a medication, certain circumstances allow your insurer to swap it out for a generic form without even telling you.
Whether you took a name brand or a generic medication matters when it comes a pharmaceutical lawsuit. That’s because there’s pharmaceutical case law – that is, past cases that were resolved in ways that altered the legal system – that protects pharmaceutical manufacturers at the expense of the people their drugs hurt. The Supreme Court made a controversial ruling in a 2011 case known as Mensing that prevents patients from suing generic drug manufacturers for inadequate labeling.
If you think a generic drug may have played a role in your injury, you could face an uphill battle. But don’t give up hope yet. The only way to find out for sure if you have a case is to have a pharmaceutical injury attorney investigate.
There’s one factor that won’t stand in your way – the cost of pursuing a case.
To get the compensation you deserve for a pharmaceutical injury, you must have a respected lawyer with experience handling product liability cases. A multibillion-dollar, global pharmaceutical company will never take you seriously otherwise. And neither will its expensive and influential legal team.
Too many pharmaceutical injury victims shy away from hiring a distinguished lawyer to handle their claims, afraid of the cost. What they don’t know is that they’re making a big mistake – and that they can get the legal help they need at no upfront cost.
Don’t let the prospect of paying attorneys’ fees deter you from getting justice. Yes, legal representation can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. At Console & Hollawell, we never charge our clients any upfront fees for handling their cases.
- We’ll review and evaluate your case for free, no matter how long the consultation takes or how many questions you have.
- We’ll cover all of the upfront expenses of pursuing your claim, from the cost of investigating the case to legal filing fees.
- As far as attorneys’ fees go, you only ever pay a percentage of what we recover for you – and if we’re not able to get you money damages, you owe us nothing.
To find the answers to questions about your specific case, take advantage of a free, private consultation with our NJ pharmaceutical injury attorneys.
Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuits
Lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies are actually pretty common – and not only by victims of pharmaceutical injuries.
Prescription drug manufacturers often find themselves in trouble with the law. Many times, the fines and lawsuits they face result from acts such as marketing medications for unapproved uses and covering up potential risks and serious side effects.
Among the biggest pharmaceutical lawsuit settlements and fines in recent history, according to The Huffington Post, are:
- $3,000,000,000 worth of fines against GlaxoSmithKline for illegally marketing the antidepressant Paxil to doctors for child and adolescent patients, while knowing there’s a risk of suicidal side effects among this age group.
- $2,340,000,000 in settlements from Takeda Pharmaceuticals for neglecting to warn users that the diabetes medication Actos was associated with developing bladder cancer.
Government fines and lawsuits may help discourage future illegal behaviors on the part of pharmaceutical manufacturers. But they probably won’t help you.
Sure, you want to see the company answer for the harm it has caused. But you also need compensation for the financial and physical losses you personally have suffered.
You have a serious medical condition that could require costly – and possibly lifelong – treatments. You may have missed work while recovering from your pharmaceutical injury. Or you might be so badly hurt that you will never be able to work in your previous occupation again.
Pursuing your own lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company that harmed you is the only way to address these very real problems. There’s no set amount of how much your pharmaceutical lawsuit settlement will be worth, or even what course your case will take. Most of these claims settle, but some do go to trial.
Your case may have company. When pharmaceutical injury claims result from adverse events that affect a large number of people, they often become part of a class action lawsuit.
Class action lawsuits, also referred to as multi-district litigation or mass tort litigation, can speed up the claims process by allowing courts to hear and decide on thousands of related cases at one time.
Being part of a class action case means that you and the thousands of other pharmaceutical injury victims involved don’t have to wait for courts to wade through all of the individual cases to make a decision – and to finally get the compensation you deserve.
Pharmaceutical Medications and the Injuries They Cause
Pharmaceutical injuries can arise from using prescription drugs of all kinds. We have seen them happen to patients taking medications for a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms. Some types of prescription drugs associated with the most severe injuries include:
- Anxiety medications
- Birth control medications
- Blood thinners
- Cholesterol medications
- Diabetes management medications
- Epilepsy medications
- Heartburn medications
- HPV vaccinations
- Medications to treat osteoporosis
- Nausea medications
- Testosterone supplements
Some of the worst drug side effects our pharmaceutical lawsuit attorneys have seen over our two decades of legal practice include:
- Kidney or liver damage
- Development of diabetes or suffering a diabetic coma
- Kidney stones
- Change or loss of vision
- Excessive weight gain
- Psychological effects, like hallucinations and extreme anxiety
- Increased risk of bone fractures
- Frequent or unexplained pain, swelling, or stiffness
- Esophagus problems
- Bone disease or bone death
- Blood clots
- Blood disorders
- Neurological and involuntary movement disorders
- Life-threatening allergic reactions
- Birth defects and miscarriages
- Suicidal thoughts
- Development or acceleration of cancer
- Heart attack or heart failure
- Addiction, dependence, or overdose
Who’s Protecting You from a Dangerous Medication?
If you’re like many patients, you probably thought all prescription drugs on the market were safe – until one hurt you, that is. But in reality, pharmaceutical medications are more dangerous than you might think.
Why? For one thing, the pharmaceutical industry is competitive – not to mention lucrative. Drug companies have legal responsibilities. They have to warn consumers of potential side effects and avoid putting dangerous drugs on the market.
But they’re also for-profit businesses. They need to create and sell their medicines to make money. Counting on these companies to police themselves isn’t a reliable method of making sure our prescription drugs are safe.
These drugs are supposed to undergo rigorous testing and be strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But what’s supposed to happen isn’t always what actually happens. Pharmaceutical manufacturers can use loopholes to get their medications approved with less testing, less time, and fewer regulations. They may ignore or downplay certain known risks to get the medicine on the market.
Getting a dangerous prescription drug off the market is more difficult than you might expect. It may take several reports of deaths and severe injuries before the product is finally recalled. FDA safety reviews and investigations alone can take a few months, if not longer. By the time the agency designed to protect you takes action, it’s too late.
In your case, a pharmaceutical manufacturer neglected to act against its own self-interest to prevent a dangerous drug from being put on the market. A government agency failed to recall a dangerous medication before it could cause harm. You can’t do anything about what has already happened. But what you can do now is choose the right pharmaceutical injury lawyer to protect your legal rights.
Choose the Right NJ Pharmaceutical Attorneys for Your Claim
The people who should have been working to prevent your pharmaceutical injury may have let you down. But with our 97 percent success rate, you can feel confident that we’ll fight to get you the full amount compensation for your injuries. We’re on your side.
- Don’t you want an attorney with decades of experience, thousands of satisfied clients, and tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards working on your case?
- Don’t you want to know that the claim you’re pursuing is risk-free, with no upfront costs?
Put your pharmaceutical personal injury case in the competent hands of Console & Hollawell’s award-winning legal team.
With our New Jersey pharmaceutical injury lawyers on your side, you’ll never have to worry about your claim. You’ll know that your lawyers are doing everything in their power to win money for you. And if we somehow aren’t able to succeed despite our record of past success, it won’t backfire on you. You’ll never owe so much as a dollar for our legal services unless we get money for you.
Call (856) 778-5500 to get started with your free consultation today.