Defective Drug Attorneys in Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse, New York

Prescription drugs are a key component to most Americans’ health care. According to data published by the CDC, in 2015–2016, nearly half of the U.S. population used prescription drugs in the past 30 days.  The CDC reported that prescription drug use increases with age, revealing that 85.0% of adults aged 60 and over take prescription drugs. [1] It is likely that you or a family member has taken a pharmaceutical drug in the last month.

Pharmaceutical products may trigger serious permanent injuries requiring hospitalization, such as blindness, paralysis, organ failure or permanent neurological impairments.  If you or any member of your family took prescription drugs in the last three years and has been seriously injured as a result, suffering permanent injuries, you may have a potential legal claim against the drug manufacturer and be entitled to financial compensation.  If you are presently taking a prescription drug, do not stop taking it without first consulting with your doctor.

Drug and medical device manufacturers have a duty to provide warnings about dangerous side effects of their products and not to sell or market products that are unreasonably dangerous and defective. Some pharmaceutical manufacturers may be aware that their drugs can cause an adverse reaction, but fail to disclose such information or remove their defective drugs from the market in a timely manner.

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC has represented thousands of victims injured in product liability claims where the manufacturer has failed to warn of the dangers of their product.  Our firm has decades of experience representing injured parties and their families in complex litigation against large corporations. We have successfully recovered large settlements and won jury verdicts for our clients.

New York State imposes strict time deadlines on filing a personal injury action. If you fail to file your claim during this time period you may be forever barred from ever pursuing your claim.  It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal right to file a defective drug claim.

If you or any member of your family took prescription drugs in the last three years and has been seriously injured as a result, we urge you to call Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC at 866-238-1452 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss the details of your defective drugs claim. Our attorneys will travel to meet with you at our offices, your home, or other convenient location. Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery, you will not pay us a legal fee.

Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor.  Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.


  1. Martin CB, Hales CM, Gu Q, Ogden CL. Prescription drug use in the United States, 2015–2016. NCHS Data Brief, no 334. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2019.

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