Opioid Malpractice Lawyers
Arizona lawyers are handling medical malpractice claims on behalf of those who suffered serious injuries from an overdose as a result of a physician or other medical professional who overprescribed opioids.
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Opioid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The Opioid Crisis
Opioid addiction is not new in the United States. In the late 1800s, more than 300,000 people were addicted to injected morphine and smoked opium. Now, between 2½ and 5 million Americans are addicted to opioids. The problem is so well hidden that it is impossible to accurately determine the extent of it.
Our current opioid crisis began in the 1990s, when the prescription painkillers Vicodin and Oxycodone gained traction among doctors. Some pharmaceutical companies improperly claimed these opioid painkillers were not addictive, and were, therefore, safe for patients. Many doctors were influenced by “incentives” provided to them by opioid manufacturers and distributors to prescribe these medications beyond their approved uses.
To date, our lawmakers have done very little to combat this serious public health problem. Federal funding for prevention and treatment programs has been woefully inadequate to meet the need. As with many serious health problems in the past, lawyers working within the civil justice system may be the solution to the opioid crisis.
The doctors who profited from the opioid epidemic at the expense of their patients caused harms that cannot be fixed. But since professional medical boards and government regulators have controlled this crisis, lawyers will make these healthcare providers pay for the damage they have caused.
Our Law Firm's Opioid Litigation Work
We represent those who experienced an opioid overdose leading to hospitalization, or family members who lost a loved one due to an opioid overdose. We also will evaluate cases of addiction treated with inpatient substance rehabilitation and those treated with outpatient methadone or suboxone therapy.
These are the most common opioids implicated in the current crisis:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
- Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
Our Opioid Litigation Lawyers Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to an opioid overdose, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss whether a medical malpractice claim against the physician who prescribed opioids is warranted. You can call us toll-free at 800.883.8888 or complete our online contact form.
We Would Like To Help You
If you or a loved one sustained losses or harm as a result of an opioid addiction, you may have a claim for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, funeral expenses (for a loss of a loved one) and punitive damages. Please contact us for a free consultation on a medical malpractice claim against the physician or physicians responsible for prescribing the opioids.
Largest Damages Case in History
In the single largest damages case in the history of the world, our attorneys were selected by the Arizona Attorney General as the only Arizona law firm to represent the State against American tobacco companies. As a result, Arizona taxpayers will received more than three billion dollars to cover the costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses, maintain educational programs to prevent young people from smoking, and fund other important State programs.
We handle medical malpractice claims against physicians who overprescribed opioids on a contingent fee basis. We’re paid only if we win your case and you collect. We also advance all the costs associated with your claim.