Opioid Injuries and Deaths are preventable tragedies. If you believe that a loved one died because of an opioid addiction and overdose due to the carelessness of a doctor, pharmaceutical company, or prescription company, you may be eligible to joi a class action lawsuit. The following 5 types of cases are being investigation for inclusion for the class action:
1. Death from overdose on opioids: If a person has died during the last 2 years from an overdose on pain medication which was prescribed by a doctor.
2. Death from overdose on heroine during the last 2 years and no prior heroin use before the initial addiction to opioids.
3. Documented Overdose without Death during the last 3 years.
4. Addiction with treatment (inpatient or outpatient drug rehab) and/or medications for addiction.
5. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Opioid Injury and overdose death lawyers represent the families of loved ones killed by opioid addiction. Drug manufacturers have continually lied to the public about the addictive nature of opioids. Drugs prescribied by doctors that contain opioids cause: addiction, drug seeking, use of other legal pain killers and use of other illegal drugs. Doctors should only prescribe powerful opioid pain-killers such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, or methadone (drugs with common names such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin) for short term, intense pain, including surgery recovery, and cancer treatment, but not to treat chronic pain.
Patients who were prescribed an opioid painkiller and experienced overdose or addiction may be eligible to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of these drugs or the doctors who prescribed them. Heroin users who experienced overdose, addiction or death after having been prescribed and addicted to pain medication may also be eligible to join a class action.
If you or a family member or friend have been injured or killed because of opioid addiction, contact us right away or call at 212-785-5115.