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Dangerous Drugs

Dangerous Drug Attorneys in Connecticut

We Hold Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable

Modern medicine is truly a marvel, as researchers develop novel treatments to improve the lives of people with chronic injuries nearly every day. Unfortunately, many of these treatments have serious, potentially dangerous side effects. Carter Mario Law Firm handles many types of personal injury cases, including those involving injuries caused by dangerous drugs.

Don’t Be a Victim

If you have suffered serious harm after treatment with a potentially dangerous drug, we’re sure you will have many questions. We can help you understand your rights as well as your legal options. Let us help you pursue damages against the manufacturer at fault. Carter Mario Law Firm can guide you through the claim process from start to finish, helping you pursue the full, fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

If you have suffered harm after taking a dangerous drug, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Drug Injury Cases

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 attorney 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.
  • 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 & Invokamet: Invokana contains canagliflozin, and Invokamet 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.
  • Low Testosterone Heart Attacks: Men who take testosterone-boosting drugs may be at twice the risk of suffering heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots.
  • 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.
  • 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 attorneys can work to hold your physician or drug manufacturer responsible.

Protecting the Rights of Injured Consumers Since 1989

For over 25 years, our Connecticut drug injury attorneys 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 hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.

For More Information, Contact Carter Mario Law Firm

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 zero fee warranty, you don’t have to pay us legal fees unless we recover compensation for your claim.

Tell us about your drug injury case during a free initial consultation: (203) 806-9256.


We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our 65-year-old client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Cable Man Slipped on a Half Inch of Ice in the Entryway $2,250,000

    A 34-year-old man was installing cable television equipment at a condominium complex when he slipped on a half-inch of ice in the entryway, causing him to fall on his back and hit his head. As a result, the man underwent three invasive procedures due to lumbar spine injuries. Despite the procedures, he was determined to be 40 percent disabled, limiting his future ability to work in a full-time, labor-intensive position.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Fall on Ice $1,900,000

    Our diabetic client fell on the ice and broke their ankle. Rubbing from the ankle cast caused a non-healing wound which led to leg amputation.

  • Death Due to Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Death due to failure to diagnose skin cancer.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.



  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


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