For many years, drug companies have lied about the dangers of opioid medications. In their greedy efforts to earn riches from the multi-billion-dollar drug industry, hundreds of thousands of people have become addicted to these powerful painkillers.
Drug overdose is now the most common cause of accidental death. Opioid overdoses kill more than 100 people per day in the U.S.
Who is to blame for opioid overdoses?
It has become obvious that drug manufacturers, distributors, sellers and other medical experts are to blame for the opioid health crisis. By downplaying the dangers and risks of opioid addiction, medical professionals — such as doctors and pharmacists — felt safe to prescribe the popular painkillers for everything from surgery recovery to headaches.
Many people who could have used alternative painkillers that were non-habit-forming were prescribed highly addictive opioids such as:
As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are opioid addicts through no fault of their own. Some start taking illegal drugs when prescription painkillers are no longer available. This snowball effect is leaving a trail of death across the country.
What can you do about opioid addiction?
Governmental officials from a number of states have filed lawsuits against drug companies as the nationwide cost of treatment and medical assistance for all of these victims continues to rise. Individuals are also taking legal steps to make those responsible pay for their losses.
If you or a loved one has become addicted to opioids, legal action can help you obtain the treatment you need to survive. For every person struggling with addiction, there are family members and friends who suffer along with them. For every fatal overdose, numerous loved ones are left to mourn. These lawsuits can help not only your family but many others as well.