Were You Prescribed Dangerous Opioids? We Will Stand Up for Your Rights
Most people know about the current opioid epidemic in the United States. However, when a doctor prescribes you opioids that are on the consumer market, you may assume that you can trust the recommendation and that the drugs are safe for the prescribed use. Unfortunately, many people in this situation find themselves developing a dangerous opioid abuse problem, which may even lead to additional drug dependencies.
As a result of the dangerous actions of opioid manufacturers, many unsuspecting patients developed opioid dependency or had the abuse of opioids worsen due to a continuing supply. Manufacturers and doctors may be held liable for opioid-related losses, depending on the circumstances of a given situation. Opioid lawsuits are on the rise as plaintiffs and government agencies are trying to hold companies accountable for their part in the crisis. If you or a loved one suffered losses due to prescribed opioids, please call the Benner Law Firm in San Diego right away for help.
Issues in Opioid Lawsuits
Dependency issues and resulting legal claims can stem from many types of opioids, including:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Dilaudid, Norco)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Methadone (Methadose, Dolophine)
- Morphine (Astramorph, MS Contin)
- Oxycodone (Oxecta, OxyContin)
- Oxycodone/acetaminophen blend (Percocet)
- Oxycodone/naloxone blend (Targiniq)
Lawsuits allege that pharmaceutical manufacturers represented these drugs as safe despite knowing of the extreme risk of abuse and misuse. Companies also provided a stream of opioids to users when they should have known the drugs were going to patients that were likely misusing the drugs. Due to misleading marketing and wrongful profit, many people suffered serious harm, life-threatening overdose, or death.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our San Diego Opioid Lawsuit Lawyer
People who developed opioid abuse disorders due to negligent companies or doctors have important legal rights. Plaintiffs filing mass tort opioid claims are increasing by the day, so don’t wait to learn about your options. Contact the Benner Law Firm online or call 619.595.6795 to discuss your situation today.