In Richmond as elsewhere, first responders are on the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse. Their tireless efforts have helped many men and women to survive overdoses of heroin, fentanyl and other narcotics. However, even the memory of a near-death experience is often not enough for opioid users to defeat the addiction that grips them. Sadly, emergency medical technicians, police officers and other first responders sometimes find themselves making a return visit to try to save a person that they had previously rescued.
To try to break this cycle, the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and Richmond City Health District (RCHD) have launched a campaign known as the First Responders for Recovery that offers several types of assistance in order to reduce the opioid problem that afflicts the city. The campaign includes:
Many cases of opioid addiction can be traced to the actions of pharmaceutical manufacturers. If you or someone you love has suffered because of prescription opiates, legal relief may be available.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban represents clients in mass tort actions against the makers of prescription opioid drugs such as Oxycontin, Percodan, Dilaudid and Percoset. To discuss your options in a free initial consultation, please call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online. Our offices are in Virginia and the Carolinas.
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