The opioid epidemic has taken millions of lives, destroyed families and left communities devastated throughout Florida, Massachusetts, and the United States.
States and municipalities around the country have already filed opioid lawsuits in a bid to hold drug makers responsible for the questionable tactics used to market these dangerous medications. Individuals who became addicted to opioids or who lost a loved one to this epidemic may also be able to take legal action against the pharmaceutical industry.
Some experts believe that the litigation surrounding prescription opioid drugs could become as large and as impactful as the tobacco litigation was in the 1990s!
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are committed to ensuring that the victims of the opioid epidemic obtain the justice they deserve. Filing an opioid lawsuit may be the only way for you and your family to ensure that the pharmaceutical industry is held accountable for the misery these drugs have caused. BUT YOU MUST ACT NOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM!
What are Opioids?
Opioids narcotics are prescription medications used to treat severe pain associated with cancer or traumatic injuries. These drugs bind to opioid receptors to block or reduce feelings of pain. They also produce a euphoric high, similar to the high associated with heroin. In fact, many people who become addicted to prescription opioids turn to heroin when they are no longer able to obtain the medications.
Common prescription opioids include:
Opioid Lawsuit Allegations
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 people die every day from opioid overdoses. More than 52,000 overdose deaths were reported in 2015 alone, including more than 20,000 that were tied to prescription opioids.
Plaintiffs who have filed opioid lawsuits accuse the pharmaceutical industry of:
- Downplaying the addictive quality of their medications.
- Wrongly marketing their drugs as being less addictive than other painkillers.
- Paying kickbacks to doctors to overprescribe opioids.
- Ignoring suspiciously large orders from doctors, pain relief clinics and pharmacies that were nothing more than “pill mills”.
Compensation from an Opioid Lawsuit
To be eligible to file an opioid lawsuit, you or a loved one must have been prescribed opioids by a physician and subsequently developed an addiction and/or suffered an overdose that resulted in hospitalization or death.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Costs related to drug treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral costs
- Wrongful death
Legal Help for Victims of Victims Prescription Opioid Addiction, Overdose and Death
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to provide free legal consultations to the victims of prescription opioids.
For a free, no-obligation review of your potential opioid lawsuit and to learn if you are eligible to file a claim, please fill out our free consultation form or call us direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.