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Opioid & Rehab Lawsuit Claims in St. Tammany Parish

Our Opioid Lawyer Is Pursuing Justice in the Wake of an Epidemic

Every day, over 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Every year, another 10.3 million citizens misuse their prescription opioids and 81,000 people turn to heroin for the first time. About 2 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018. These statistics, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are troubling. They only become more disturbing when you consider how the nationwide opioid crisis began.

If you’ve been affected by the opioid crisis, The Tobey Law Firmcan help you hold the appropriate parties accountable.

Keep reading to find out who might be responsible for the costs of your addiction.

How the Epidemic Began

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals introduced a “magic pill” onto the market. These companies assured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to their effective painkillers, but evidence suggests the business knew about the potential for opioid addiction all along.

As a result, states across the nation have been filing suit against opioid manufacturers. Many of these lawsuits have been successful, including the landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson in Oklahoma.

Now that states and local governments have had their opportunity to pursue justice, the cases are opening up to everyday Americans. In particular, the federal judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy case has opened the door for claimsagainst the company until June 30, 2020.

Do I Have a Case Against Purdue Pharma?

If you were prescribed opioid painkillers and developed a drug dependency as a result, you may have a valid claim against Purdue Pharma. Similarly, anyone who lost a loved one to an opioid overdose may have grounds for a lawsuit. Even the families of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) may have a case if their children suffered drug withdrawal or another drug-related birth injury.

Still, to file suit against Purdue, in particular, you must have been prescribed one of the manufacturer’s brand-name opioid painkillers. These drugs include:

  • OxyContin®
  • MS Contin®
  • OxyFast®
  • OxyIR®
  • MSIR®
  • Hysingla ER®
  • Butrans®
  • Palladone®
  • DHC Plus®
  • Dilaudid®
  • Ryzolt®

Many patients may not remember which drug they were prescribed or may have been prescribed multiple drugs. Nevertheless, Purdue opioids were exceptionally popular, so the chances that you were exposed to OxyContin® or another listed drug are very high.

If you do not know what drug caused your opioid addiction, our attorneymay be able to help you find out and hold the manufacturer responsible – even if it is not Purdue Pharma!

Why File Suit?

Anyone who has survived an opioid addiction understands the enormous costs of recovery. If you are still struggling with addiction, the expenses associated with rehab may be keeping you from getting clean. Filing a lawsuit against Purdue or another opioid manufacturer can reimburse you for the money you spent to get your life back on track or help you get the help you need. If you have lost a loved one, a successful case can also compensate you for your losses, both financial and emotional.

A settlement or verdict can pay for:

  • Any medical treatment you received as a result of your addiction (including ER visits for overdose)
  • Opioid rehabilitation (past, present, or future)
  • Work you missed while addicted to opioids
  • Pain and suffering
  • Changes to your quality of life
  • Your loved one’s funeral if you lost them to a fatal opioid overdose
  • Other physical and emotional losses (damages)

Fight for what you are entitled to today with our firm. Call us at (985) 206-5545.

Why Choose The Tobey Law Firm?

When you trust Attorney Mark Tobey to handle your claim, you get our highly recommended legal team and all the compassion we bring to the table. We will never judge you for what you have gone through or are going through, and we will help you alleviate the stress of your loss and seek rehabilitation and recovery. Our team is also available 24/7 and will communicate with you openly about your case.

Contact us at (985) 206-5545 or onlinefor a free consultation in St. Tammany Parish.

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