Opioid Addiction May Not Be Your Fault
Was your life thrown out of control after being prescribed opioid pain relievers?
People who have no history of drug abuse are battling opioid addiction and suffering overdose at alarming rates across the country. No age group has been left untouched by the epidemic and for most, the problem started after they experienced some injury that led to them receiving one or more opioid prescriptions for pain. The effects of these drugs caused the lives of many patients to spiral out of control. They lost their jobs, failed out of school, and many had to enter rehabilitation or in-patient treatment centers to get their lives back to normal. Unfortunately, more people have died of opioid overdose in one year than the number of people killed in the Vietnam War and Iraq War combined. At least 64,000 people died from overdose in 2016 alone.
We Help Prescription Opioid Victims Get the Justice They Deserve
If you or your loved one had no prior history of drug addiction but became addicted to prescription opioids after some event or injury, and the drugs caused your life to derail and forced you to enter a rehab or treatment center, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering and losses. Contact us today to learn more.
How Bad Is the Prescription Opioid Epidemic?
Prescription opioid manufacturers and suppliers have pumped some states so full of opioids there are more drugs than people. In fact, there were 96 to 143 prescriptions for every 100 people in:
- North and South Carolina
- West Virginia
A closer look shows that the rate of drugs being pumped in is so high, that every man, woman, and child could have hundreds of pills each. For example, the town of Kermit, West Virginia only has a population of 392, but pill makers flooded the town with more than 9 million opioid pills in just two years. The price paid for the tidal wave of pills is extraordinary – so many West Virginian’s have died of opioid overdose that funeral homes and the state’s budget are overwhelmed.
Who Is Affected by the Prescription Opioid Epidemic?
Prescription opioid addiction has affected nearly every age group, from babies born to addicted mothers, to teens and young adults who are dying from overdose at a rate of about 5 per day, to adults and seniors age 55 to 64, where the overdose death rate jumped from 4.2 deaths per 100,000 to 21.8 deaths per 100,000 in less than 5 years.
If you lost a loved one to the prescription opioid epidemic you may be entitled to compensation if:
- your loved one had no prior history of addiction until some event led to the them receiving one more opioid prescriptions, and
- their life spun out of control because they became addicted to opioids, and
- they died from prescription opioids, and
- their toxicology report confirms prescription opioids as the cause of death.
You Have Options
If your life, or the lives of your children or loved ones have spiraled out of control because of prescription opioids or if you lost a loved one to a prescription opioid overdose, we want you to know that you have options and we are here to help.
We have been fighting for the rights of people harmed by prescription drugs and over-prescribing doctors for decades and we are here to fight for you and your loved ones now. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help and if you are eligible to seek compensation for prescription opioid addiction, abuse, and overdose.