The Opioid Crisis Spurs Litigation Against The Drug Manufacturers
Individual claimants are beginning to file lawsuits to combat the opioid crisis.
In March of 2018, a U.S. District judge allowed some discovery and motion filings. This was a major hurdle for the opioid overdose lawsuit. Because of the magnitude of the opioid epidemic and all the different companies involved in the lawsuit, discovery is expected to take some time. Discovery will allow painkiller overdose lawsuit attorneys to obtain emails, internal memos, and communications from the opioid drug manufacturers.
Victims That Held Opioid Prescriptions Filing Lawsuits
At this time, many opioid overdose lawsuit lawyers believe only victims that held a prescription at the time of injury will be able to recover monetary damages. If you used a prescription opioid and experienced an overdose, hospitalization, or needed medical care, you should entertain the idea of joining the opioid lawsuit. Victims of prescription opioids might be able to recover money for lost wages, medical bills, hospitalization costs, potentially rehabilitation costs, and more.
Surviving Family Members Can Join the Opioid Lawsuit
Over the next ten years, opioid are expected to kill more Americans than World War II. A large number of plaintiffs in the opioid lawsuit are surviving family members because of the deadly nature of these medicines. If your family lost a loved one from a prescription opioid medication, you should contact a drug injury lawyer. Your family may be owed compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for the loss of a loved one.
Medicines Included in the Opioid Lawsuit
•Codeine Overdose Lawsuit
•Fentanyl Overdose Lawsuit
•OxyContin® (oxycodone) Overdose Lawsuit
•Percocet® Overdose Lawsuit
Darvocet® is a registered trademark of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Demerol® is a registered trademark of Validus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., OxyContin® is a registered trademark of Purdue Pharma L.P., Percocet® is a registered trademark of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vicodin® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc., and they are used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. Woods & Woods, LLP is not affiliated with, sponsored by or associated with any of these companies. Never stop taking any medication without first talking to your doctor.