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Prescription Drug Lawyers in NJ
Experienced Defective Drug Lawyers
There are thousands of prescription and non-prescription drugs that are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, many of these drugs still cause adverse reactions in patients that can lead to pain, suffering and in extreme cases, even death. This leads to action with prescription & defective drug lawyers in NJ.
According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2007-2008 1 out of every 5 children and 9 out of 10 older Americans reported using at least one prescription drug in the previous month.
In 2008, the spending for prescription drugs was $234.1 billion in the United States; more than double what was spent in 1999.
As recent as 2013, the Mayo Clinic reported that nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half of these patients take at least two prescriptions.
There are hundreds of well-known prescription and non-prescription drugs that have been taken off of the market due to their adverse effects. However, many others remain on the market despite a high propensity to cause injury.
Taking Action Against Defective Drugs that Cause Serious Injury
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires drug manufacturers to update warnings as side effects are reported. However, many corporations choose not to undertake this process, which leads to injury and in some cases, death.
When adverse reactions arise with specific drugs, the FDA responds in numerous ways, depending on the severity of the reaction. They may make demands for more trials. They may also require the manufacturer to write letters and memos to doctors and health care professionals to warn them of these side effects. Additionally, the FDA may require addendums to warning labels and in some cases demand a recall.
However, FDA action can take years, and years is something that patients currently suffering from side effects may not have.
The defective drug lawyers in NJ at Wilentz have been actively engaged in handling prescription and non-prescription drug cases. In fact, Wilentz partner Angelo Cifaldi is a registered pharmacist and teacher of Pharmacy Law at Rutgers College of Pharmacy and practices extensively in this area.
Some of the Cases We’ve Handled
- An individual developed T-cell lymphoma from exposure to benzene found in a denture cream product. This case was successfully resolved by a settlement with prescription drug lawyers.
- A 4-year-old took an over-the-counter aspirin product, causing the child to develop an injury called Stevens Johnson Syndrome. This injury causes the child’s body to develop a reaction which makes it appear as if they have received severe burns.
Have you suffered severe side effects or injury from taking prescription or non-prescription drugs? Get your free consultation today from our defective drug lawyers in NJ. Contact us for more information or call 855-800-0093.