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Opioid Attorneys

Opioid Attorneys

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.

Opioid drugmakers contributed to the opioid crisis and many deaths. Here’s how these drugmakers are now being held liable and how the injured can join the fight for justice.

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Background on Opioids: What Are Opioids & How Do They Work?

Opioids are a class of painkiller drugs (analgesics) that depress the central nervous system (CNS) to reduce the sensation of pain. Opioids are commonly prescribed after serious physical trauma, such as car accidents or surgery. Some examples of opioid drugs include (and are not limited to):

  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Morphine.

Common side effects associated with opioid use include (but may not be limited to):

  • Dizziness
  • Sedation
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation.

Various drug companies produce opioid medications, including (but not limited to):

  • Endo Health Solutions.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva)
  • Cephalon (a Teva subsidiary)
  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a J&J subsidiary)
  • Allergan
  • Purdue Pharma
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Cardinal Health
  • McKesson.
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Opioid Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
Find Out More about Your Potential Opioid Claim: Contact a Dangerous Drug Lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm

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