Opioid drugs are narcotic pain relievers. They are often prescribed for
patients suffering from chronic and severe medical conditions, such as
cancer, but are also sometimes prescribed for post-operative pain and
other types of pain that are less severe. However, they are extremely
addictive. Because of this, it is very risky to prescribe them to any
patient. Doctors must exercise caution when prescribing a safe dosage.
In fact, opioid overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, and many are
wondering who is responsible. The blame has begun to point toward the
pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and sell the opioid drugs.
Several lawsuits have already been filed against numerous pharmaceutical
companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and
Purdue Pharma. Individuals, as well as 10 different states so far, have
filed the lawsuits, claiming that the pharmaceutical companies downplayed
the risks while exaggerating the benefits of using the drugs to treat
chronic pain. Research has shown that the companies are spending millions
on advertising and marketing campaigns to push opioid drugs on the market,
but they have failed to provide adequate warnings about the addictive
nature and risks involved. Because of this, they are now facing personal
injury lawsuits, as well as wrongful death lawsuits, for their negligence.
Our Firm Is Dedicated to Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible
At Christian & Davis LLC, we are passionate about holding individuals
and companies accountable for negligent actions that put others at risk.
Pharmaceutical companies are notorious for seeking to make a profit at
the expense of consumers' wellbeing, and the opioid epidemic is a
glaring example of their negligent behavior. Our team of
Greenville pharmaceutical lawsuit attorneys have guided numerous clients to successful settlements. We can work hard
on your behalf as you seek justice from those responsible for your drug-related injuries.
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