The opioid epidemic is a significant and widespread problem that touches nearly every corner of our country. While there is plenty of blame to go around, manufacturers and distributors of opioids have received the brunt of recent litigation, much of it centered around fraudulent advertising and negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligence on the part of a manufacturer, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation.
Over 1,500 local, state and tribal governments in Arizona have recently come together in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The suits claim that the manufacturers and distributors engaged in fraud and negligence, particularly insofar as they have failed to alert patients and physicians to the addictive nature of the drugs. The suit alleges that systematic fraudulent practices by these companies are responsible for the incredible spike in opioid deaths that have occurred over the past several years. The manufacturers and distributors believe a suit is preempted and must be dismissed because their drug passed FDA testing.