Connecticut Drug Injury Attorneys
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At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, we have handled various kinds of personal injury cases, including those involving drug injuries. If you have sustained a drug-related injury, we can help you file an injury claim against the at-fault manufacturer. Available 24/7, we make ourselves readily available to our clients so that they always have access to reliable legal counsel. When it comes to safeguarding the rights of our clients, we are relentless and unwavering.
Types of Drug Injury Cases We Represent
We handle drug injury cases including but not limited to:
- Pradaxa: Pradaxa has been known to cause serious, sometimes fatal bleeding in patients who take it regularly. If you or someone you love has suffered from severe bleeding that resulted in hospitalization, cerebral hemorrhage, or life-threatening blood loss, contact a Connecticut drug injury lawyer at our office for help.
- Zofran: Using Zofran to treat morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy has resulted in birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, heart defects, and kidney issues. Investigations and lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, the drug company that produces Zofran, are currently underway. Contact Carter Mario Injury Lawyers to learn more.
- Yaz: Serious, adverse heart and health problems have been linked to Yaz among some female users. These effects include: blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and gall bladder disease. Since hitting the market in 2006, Yaz has been connected to dangerous side effects, manufacturing issues, and serious marketing issues. In January of 2009, the FDA required YAZ to launch a campaign correcting the false claims it made about the drug being used to cure headaches and severe acne.
- Antidepressants: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), typically taken to treat depression, anxiety, social phobia disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, can cause life-threatening birth defects such as persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborns (PPHN). Antidepressants that can result in birth injury when taken during pregnancy include: Celexa®, Lexapro®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Symbyax®, and Zoloft®.
- Fosamax: Use of Fosamax has been linked to femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw, two extremely painful conditions. The manufacturer of Fosamax is currently facing more than 1,400 lawsuits for alleged harm to patients. If you or someone you love was harmed, contact us at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers today.
- Xarelto: Xarelto is a blood thinning medication connected to fatal bleeding and blood clots. Often used to treat patients recovering from joint replacement surgery or patients who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation, Xarelto has been linked to more than just serious bleeding and blood clots; it’s also known to increase the risk of heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, spinal / epidural hematomas, and pulmonary embolisms.
- Abilify: This drug is used to treat a variety of mental disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can also be used with other medications to treat depression. However, reports of serious side effects, including seizures, swallowing problems, heart failure, strokes, and pneumonia, have raised concerns about the safety of the drug.
- Byetta, Januvia, Onglyza, Tradjenta, & Victoza: Byretta and Victoza are known as “incretin mimetics,” which act as incretin hormones and stimulate glucose-dependent insulin release for diabetic patients. Januvia, Onglyza, and Tradjenta are known as “gliptins,” which are oral diabetes drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Doctors are starting to combine these drugs, but more research is needed to determine the possible harmful side effects these drugs can have. If you have suffered a drug-related injury, call our Connecticut drug injury attorney today.
- Invokana & Invokament: Invokana contains canagliflozin, and Invokament contains a combination of canagliflozin and metformin. These drugs are used to treat Type 2 diabetes. However, serious side effects have been reported. These include urinary tract infections, kidney problems, hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in the bloodstream), and lactic acidosis.
- Nexium & Prilosec: These are proton pump antagonists or inhibitors. They are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other stomach acid digestive conditions. However, improper dosage or long-term use (of 1 year or longer) can lead to heart attacks, osteoporosis, and other serious side effects. If you have suffered a harmful side effect from these drugs, our firm can provide compassionate representation.
- Onglyza/Kombiglyze: These drugs are used to control glucose levels and treat Type 2 diabetes. They present the risk of heart failure, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, and pancreatic cancer. In addition, side effects include trouble breathing, severe joint pain, respiratory tract infections, and lactic acidosis. While these drugs are used to treat diabetes, the health risks pose a serious threat to users, and pharmaceutical companies must be held responsible for injuries caused by these drugs.
- Risperdal: This drug is an antipsychotic medication that affects the chemicals in the brain. It is used to treat schizophrenia in patients, as well as bipolar disorders and irritability in autistic children between the ages of 5 and 16. This drug may cause dizziness, difficulty swallowing, involuntary twitching, and aggressive behavior. If you have been injured due to Risperdal treatment, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can represent you as you seek compensation.
- Taxotere: This drug is used to prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Used to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and stomach cancer, this drug has caused serious side effects in patients. These include infections, leukopenia (decreased white blood cells), stomatitis (sore mouth), and vomiting.
- Viagra: A treatment for erectile dysfunction, this drug carries some health warnings. It may cause low blood pressure, hearing problems, vision problems, heart problems, and painful erections or erections lasting longer than 4 hours. If you have suffered an injury or illness because of taking Viagra, our Connecticut drug injury lawyer can work to hold your physician or drug manufacturer responsible.
Tell us about your drug injury case during a free initial consultation: (844) 634-5656.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Consumers Since 1989
For over 25 years, our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have been protecting the rights of injured individuals. We are passionate about securing maximum compensation for our clients so that they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible. We are willing to take a case to trial in order obtain the most favorable outcome possible. If we believe your case should be taken to court, you can feel confident in knowing that we will provide you with trial preparation. Our strategic approach to personal injury law has led to the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation.
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If this is your first time taking legal action for a drug injury, you surely have many questions and concerns regarding your case. We can help you understand the extent of your rights and the various options that are available to you. We will guide you through the claims-filing process, from start to finish. Under our No-Fee Guarantee, you don't have to pay us legal fees unless we recover compensation for your claim.
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