Connecticut Drug Injury Lawyer
At Moynahan Law Firm, we understand how devastating drug-related injuries can be. During our 50 years of experience in handling personal injury cases, we have seen a wide range of drug-related injuries—and secured settlements for those affected. If you need to file an injury claim against a drug manufacturer, we’re here to help.
Why Do Drug Injuries Happen?
In the United States, the drug industry generates a lot of revenue and therefore holds a great deal of power. According to the Food and Drug Administration, a staggering three billion prescriptions for medications are written each year in a country of just 323 million people. While much of this prescribing is done with good intentions and is indeed beneficial, it’s no secret that prescription drugs have been allowed to proliferate very rapidly. Drug approval “fast tracks” like the 501(K) approval process allow certain medications to be rushed onto the market without adequate testing, for example. Moreover, regulatory gaps and insufficient long-term research enable drugs with potentially dangerous side-effects to remain on the market for many years. Drug representatives must also share a portion of the blame: An international study of doctors published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine revealed that 59 percent of drug representatives neglected to disclose the side effects of the medications they were representing to doctors. Unsurprisingly, the loopholes described above have created a system wherein over 4 million adverse reactions to drugs occur every year (with 117,000 of these requiring hospitalization). What’s more, many common medications, such as Zofran and a wide range of antidepressants (i.e., Celexa®, Lexapro®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Symbyax®, and Zoloft®), have been shown to cause birth defects. Even medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, and acid reflux have been associated with potentially lethal side effects. (E.g., heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, kidney problems, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, and pancreatic cancer). By holding the drug industry accountable, Moynahan Law Firm helps to both bring justice to injured persons and draw attention to the need for stricter regulatory standards. Attorney Tim Moynahan believes in creating a safer patient experience for everyone.
The Moynahan Law Firm: Serving all of Connecticut
Located in Waterbury, CT, the Moynahan Law Firm is dedicated to standing up for patient and consumer rights. We work tirelessly both inside and outside of court to secure maximum compensation for our clients. It’s our mission to help you recover quickly from the financial hardship brought about by personal injury so you can get your life back on track. In fact, we’re so passionate about doing the aforementioned that we don’t charge our clients unless we win. We work strictly on contingency. If you have any questions about how to proceed with your drug injury case, simply contact us today at (203) 597-6364; our 24-hour representatives are standing by to assist you. We will explain your rights to you and guide you on how to take the next steps toward healing.