Opioids, commonly referred to as narcotics,are a family of naturally and synthetically derived prescriptions drugs that have gained national attention as overdose related mortalities have risen across the United State. Several claims have been brought against major pharmaceutical, prescribing doctors, and distributors…LEARN MORE
Is Legal Action an Option?
Is Legal Action an Option?
Opioid related injuries and deaths are avoidable and preventable tragedies. Expenses related to these tragedies compound and municipalities are left with the ultimate responsibility of paying for the negligence of a doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and prescription company that have allowed this epidemic to take root…LEARN MORE
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Phipps Deacon Purnell, and our team of opioid injury and death attorney’s, stand ready to aggressively pursue justice for any states, cities, counties or municipalities who have been affected by the Opioid Epidemic. Our firm understands the dreadful nature of this unfortunate, avoidable tragedy and we will not let those responsible avoid accountability any longer. We are prepared to represent those seeking justice against the pharmaceutical companies and prescribing doctors whose negligent actions gave opportunity for this epidemic to become a national crisis. Give us call now or fill out a contact form and let us evaluate your options at no cost.
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Opioid addiction has affected millions of Americans and families across the nation, wreaking havoc on the professional, personal, and financial commitments of many. To make the pandemic worse, municipalities have inherited millions in expenses associated to combating opioid related issues; including law enforcement, overdose response, and rehabilitation treatment services. Neither the patient nor the city that patient resides should be forced to rectify the negligence of the doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and prescription companies that have allowed this problem to fester to the level that it has reached. If you think your municipality has been affected by this pandemic, give us a call or fill out the contact form so that our team of attorney’s may investigate your potential case. We understand that these opioid injuries were preventable and could have been avoided had proper attention been practiced by leading authorities. Let our team of opioid injury and death lawyers fight for your justice and finally hold accountable those responsible for the epidemic that our country is battling each and every day.
What Are Opioids? What is the big deal?
(Know the Facts)
Opioids, commonly referred to as narcotics, are a family of naturally and synthetically derived prescriptions drugs that have gained national attention as overdose related mortalities have risen across the United States. Other illegal substances, such as Heroin, also fall under this category. These drugs are prescribed to relieve patients experiencing severe pain related to cancer treatment or surgery, but have also been relied upon to treat chronic pain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 90 Americans are killed every day overdosing on opioids (link). NIDA also reported that ~33,000 American deaths were attributed to an opioid overdose in 2015.
Since the late 1990s, opioid prescriptions and sales have skyrocketed. This trend has been tied to two major components; hyper aggressive marketing of opioid containing substances as well as misrepresentation about the dangers related to opioid addiction. Between 2002 and 2015, over 500,000 Americans died due to a drug overdose, with more than half of those cases specifically involving opioid abuse(link).
This epidemic has caused immeasurable tragedy for this country. It has also cost this country $78.5 billion to counteract the affects that accompany opioid abuse at a national scale. In both 2013 and 2014, San Antonio experienced the second highest opioid-related overdose mortality rate across the nation. Between 2007 and 2014, the opioid-related diagnoses in San Antonio skyrocketed by over 140,000% (link)! Over this time period, Military City has had to compensate millions in costs related to medical care, criminal justice, as well as substance abuse treatment for citizens affected by this opioid epidemic. Accountability is never optional and our legal team is chomping at the bits to get the justice San Antonio Deserves.
Commonly Encountered Opioids