The opioid epidemic has caused immense pain, heartbreak, and untold damage to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans. So many people who were just looking for a way to manage their pain instead ended up with a crushing addiction to the pills they were prescribed. And far too often, that addiction ended in tragic death due to an overdose.
Our society and our legal system have begun to understand that in many cases, an addict’s dependence on opioids cannot be attributed to a weak will or moral failure. Evidence now suggests a different story — one in which the healthcare industry knowingly failed to protect the patients it claimed to serve. It appears to have started with the opioid manufacturers themselves, extending to the doctors who prescribed these pills by the billions.
If you or a loved one has lost a family member to an opioid addiction or overdose, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer accountable and seek some measure of justice and compensation. At Morgan & Morgan, we’re ready to fight for you and your family. Give us a call today to set up a free, no-obligation case review.
The Big Lie
For decades, opioids ike OxyContin, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl were marketed as a miracle solution to the age-old problem of pain relief for people dealing with acute or chronic pain. But with the relief came a serious risk of addiction, and this dark side was not properly acknowledged by the manufacturers; nor were the millions of patients who were prescribed these drugs properly warned.
This epidemic, this human tragedy on an unthinkable scale, did not spring up out of nowhere. It can all be traced back to cynical, profit-seeking decisions repeatedly made by drug manufacturers who chose not to warn the public of the risks associated with opioid use.
As the death toll rises, state governments across the nation have begun the process of investigating and bringing legal actions against these manufacturers. Many of these measures have been successful in court, opening the door for claims by individuals who have suffered these painful and tragic consequences.
Thousands of cases have been filed, and the legal environment has never been more receptive. As the true depth and scope of the crisis has revealed itself, our nation has begun to grasp the trauma and damage inflicted on huge populations at every level of society. Our friends, our neighbors, our own families have been affected, and it’s time to correct this great wrong.
Morgan & Morgan Is Here for You
Our wrongful death attorneys have been fighting and winning for families like yours for decades. We have extensive experience fighting to hold opioid manufacturers accountable for the pain and suffering they’ve caused, and we want to fight for you, too.
If you or a loved one has lost someone to an opioid overdose, you may have a claim for significant compensation. Please contact us right away to set up a free, no-obligation case review and let us get to work for you.