Opioid use in the U.S. has reached epidemic levels. Highly addictive and dangerous, opioids have been increasingly prescribed over the past two decades. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, since 1999, opioid prescriptions – and opioid deaths – have quadrupled in the U.S.1
While opioids often cause fatal complications, the nonfatal impacts associated with opioid use can still be catastrophic, possibly resulting in addiction and other serious side effects.
Those who have been harmed by taking prescribed opioids – as well as families who have lost a loved one to prescription opioids – may have a claim the drug maker and/or others.
While we understand that compensation can never change a permanent loss or injury caused by opioid drugs, we also know how important recoveries can be for seeking treatment and rebuilding lives.