For almost 20 years now, the nation has been in the grip of an opioid crisis caused by the reckless marketing and negligent prescribing of highly addictive painkillers. Innocent patients seeking relief from debilitating pain or simple discomfort have been given potent narcotics they became hooked on, causing substantial harm and even death. Now victims of the opioid crisis and their families are fighting back, seeking damages against the pharmaceutical companies that aggressively marketed opioids and induced physicians to prescribe them negligently. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is on the front lines of this battle, forcefully litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases for opioid victims. Let us fight for you!
According to Dr. Don Teater, a medical advisor to the National Safety Council, “Painkillers don’t kill pain. They kill people.” Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bear this out: between 1999 and 2015, about 183,000 Americans died from prescription drug overdoses. The death toll for 2015 was more than 15,000 and spiked to more than 42,000 in 2016. But how did this epidemic start?
Blame begins with the pharmaceutical industry, which launched a multifaceted campaign to change how physicians viewed opioid drugs so they would prescribe them more readily. Big Pharma engaged in cynical and deceitful tactics to give the impression that the medical community had reached consensus on the safe use of opioids through rational discourse. In reality, the industry had released a well-funded propaganda campaign through a network of paid organs.
The Food and Drug Administration must also shoulder some of the blame, since the agency tasked with regulating dangerous drugs failed to enforce the law.
Our mass tort attorneys are accepting personal injury and wrongful death claims based on a theory of negligence. We are prepared to help clients who:
If you or a loved one fits this profile, our mass tort attorneys can provide the aggressive representation you need to recover personal injury or wrongful death damages. The defendant drug companies are powerful, but our law firm has the commitment and the resources to fight effectively for you to deliver the best possible results.
Patients who received opioid prescriptions for pain and became addicted may be eligible for full compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban provides aggressive legal representation for your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Call us today at (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. For your convenience, we have offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.
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