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Pharmaceutical Companies & the Opioid Epidemic - Understanding Liability

Pharmaceutical Companies & the Opioid Epidemic - Understanding Liability

Opioid drugs are narcotic pain relievers. They are often prescribed for patients suffering from chronic and severe medical conditions, such as cancer, but are also sometimes prescribed for post-operative pain and other types of pain that are less severe. However, they are extremely addictive. Because of this, it is very risky to prescribe them to any patient. Doctors must exercise caution when prescribing a safe dosage. In fact, opioid overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, and many are wondering who is responsible. The blame has begun to point toward the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and sell the opioid drugs.

Several lawsuits have already been filed against numerous pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Purdue Pharma. Individuals, as well as 10 different states so far, have filed the lawsuits, claiming that the pharmaceutical companies downplayed the risks while exaggerating the benefits of using the drugs to treat chronic pain. Research has shown that the companies are spending millions on advertising and marketing campaigns to push opioid drugs on the market, but they have failed to provide adequate warnings about the addictive nature and risks involved. Because of this, they are now facing personal injury lawsuits, as well as wrongful death lawsuits, for their negligence.

Our Firm Is Dedicated to Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible

At Christian & Christian, we are passionate about holding individuals and companies accountable for negligent actions that put others at risk. Pharmaceutical companies are notorious for seeking to make a profit at the expense of consumers' wellbeing, and the opioid epidemic is a glaring example of their negligent behavior. Our team of Greenville pharmaceutical lawsuit attorneys have guided numerous clients to successful settlements. We can work hard on your behalf as you seek justice from those responsible for your drug-related injuries.

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