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Opioid Litigation

Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Can You Sue If Your Child Was Born With an Opiate Addiction?

Adults, it seems fair to say, are the understandable face of opioid addiction. After all, opioid addiction has helped contribute to the fact that drug overdoses are now thought to be the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age. Moreover, an estimated 60 percent of the more than 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.…
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Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Can I Sue If I Lost a Spouse to an Opioid Overdose?

Losing a spouse is something that cannot truly be put into words. An envisioned future of shared dreams and completed goals that is taken away by the negligence of a legally responsible party deserves compensation. If you have lost a spouse who is one of the more than 300,000 Americans who has passed away due to an opioid overdose, then…
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Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Opioid Case With National Implications Should Move Forward, Court-Appointed Expert Says

A substantial number of the growing body of lawsuits against Big Pharma and the opioid industry have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court. Indeed, more than 1,000 cases filed by government entities have been consolidated into a Cleveland, Ohio court presided over by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster. Of these lawsuits, one case in particular — which could…
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Opioid Litigation
August 22, 2018

Did Purdue Pharma Deceptively Market Prescription Painkillers? New York Latest State to Sue Over Opioid Epidemic

In August of 2018, New York state became the latest state to sue Purdue Pharma LP, the maker of OxyContin. Like other state lawsuits, the state of New York accused the opioid manufacturer of helping fuel the nationwide opioid epidemic that has killed thousands of Americans through deceptive marketing practices and "widespread" fraud, according to Reuters reporting. New York Argues…
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Opioid Litigation
August 22, 2018

The Legal Rights of Loved Ones Who Lost a Family Member to Opioid Addiction

It is estimated by the CDC that more than 70,000 opioid overdoses caused the death of opioid victims in 2017, a figure that makes opioid overdose a leading cause of death in the United States. According to additional data provided by the CDC, it is estimated that around 40 Americans die because of opioid overdose every day. These figures have…
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Opioid Litigation
August 22, 2018

Major California Cities and Counties Joining Legal Effort to Sue Opioid Makers and Distributors

In May of 2018, San Diego added its considerable influence to the list of what are now 30 California counties and counting that are filing federal lawsuits against America's largest opioid manufacturers and distributors. In the lawsuits, the general argument of these counties is that opioid corporations have used deceptive marketing that portrayed opioids as more safe and effective than they…
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Opioid Litigation
August 22, 2018

Why Are Opioid Lawsuits on the Rise?

For decades, much of the discussion regarding the opioid crisis has centered largely, if not exclusively, on the toll the crisis has inflicted on the addicted and their loved ones. All too often, little if any discussion has focused on the role that opioid manufacturers and distributors may have played in the wide proliferation of these dangerous drugs. As a…
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Opioid Litigation
August 21, 2018

What President Trump’s Desire for Federal Opioid Lawsuit May Mean for Opioid Victims

When New York became the 26th state to sue pharmaceutical companies over the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic, it could be said, for the first time, that the majority of states have taken legal action against opioid manufacturers and/or distributors. Now, however, it seems that a federal lawsuit may soon be joining the growing body of state lawsuits. In August of…
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