Municipal Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers
Misuse and abuse of powerful prescription opioids has reached epidemic levels. Municipalities across the United States are experiencing a massive wave of addiction, overdoses, and deaths. But while big pharmaceutical companies, distributors, and drugstore chains are raking in billions of dollars in profits, communities nationwide are left scrambling to get control of this prescription drug epidemic. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our lawyers want to help.
Drug companies, distributors, and sellers have fueled the epidemic by understating opioids’ addictive qualities while heavily advertising their benefits. Along with false promotions, drug makers have persuaded doctors and other medical professionals to promote opioid use to treat chronic pain.
As a result, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999—leaving municipalities to cover billions of dollars in costs related to:
- Paramedic care
- Police involvement
- Social programs
- Medicaid (where applicable)
A Nationwide Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses and Deaths
All across the country, cities and communities of all sizes are struggling to manage opioid addictions and overdoses. A variety of prescription medications are to blame, some of which include:
Some of the biggest drug companies in the world are producing these drugs under a number of brand names, and our law firm wants to help your community hold them accountable for the physical, emotional, and financial devastation they are causing.
Lawyers Holding Opioid Manufacturers Accountable
If your state, city, or county is struggling to keep up with the costs of opioid-related addiction, overdoses, and deaths, contact us now. You may deserve compensation for healthcare and addiction services. Our municipal lawyers are here to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for the damage and misinformation they have spread in communities like yours. Contact us 24/7—just dial (888) 485-8844 or complete our free online form for a case review. There is no obligation, and your initial consultation is free.