The opioid crisis gripping America is a sobering reminder that profits can and often do come above the health and wellbeing of the general population. During the 1990s and 2000s, pharmaceutical companies repeatedly told doctors and other healthcare providers that the opioid drugs they manufactured were not only extremely effective at treating pain, but were also non-addictive.
Unfortunately, millions of opioid-related deaths and addictions have shown that these promises were false. Finally, many of the companies that were involved in manufacturing America’s opioid crisis are being held accountable for their roles in the addictions and deaths of countless people throughout the country. And at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our drug injury lawyers are working hard to ensure they don’t get away with their misdeeds.
We’re representing local municipalities that have incurred significant losses as a result of the opioid crisis, including counties, cities, and states throughout the U.S. We know that the opioid epidemic has ravaged many parts of the country, with addiction rates and overdose deaths skyrocketing over the past two decades. And a big contributing factor to this damage was the lies and misleading statements of pharmaceutical company executives and salespeople.