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NJ Man Awarded $4 Million in Overdose of Drug at Party

A New Jersey man has been awarded more than $4 million after he suffered permanent nerve damage when he took the drug Xanax that was obtained illegally from a Ridgewood, NJ pharmacy. The drug was given to him at a 2007 party by a former employee of the pharmacy.

According to, the lawsuit was filed against the pharmacy, several guests of the party where the then 17-year-old was given the drug, the party’s host, and the host’s mother. The drug was stolen from the pharmacy.

After the man took the drug he fell into a coma.  However, the guests did not call 911 and waited a while before finally driving him to the hospital.  The man’s nerve damage has impaired his ability to walk and talk, and he is now homebound trying to recuperate.  According to his lawyer, he has been declared incompetent.

The pharmacy was sued for not taking proper precautions to avoid the theft of drugs. All of the defendants will contribute toward the settlement.

If you have been injured or a loved one died due to a personal injury accident caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 877-918-1198 for a free assessment of your case or use our free online case evaluation.

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