Opioid litigation holds drug companies accountable for contributing to the epidemic. The opioid epidemic in the United States is a serious public health concern that has reached unprecedented levels. The nationally renowned attorneys at Griffin Purnell are highly skilled and experienced in handling complex pharmaceutical litigation matters to seek justice for those individuals, families and communities who have been directly affected by the opioid crisis. If you would like to learn more about the opioid epidemic, how it affects communities, entities and individuals, contact Griffin Purnell. Reach out to our law firm and our dedicated opioid lawyers to help you with your case.
Experience Representing Opioid Litigation
The suits seek to hold the defendants accountable for their reckless promotion and distribution of the use of potent opioids for chronic pain while deliberately downplaying the significant risks of the addiction and overdose. Our clients are on the front line of combating the opioid crisis and have suffered significant economic damages as a result.
Our attorneys are committed to public health and have experience advancing consumer health and safety initiatives.
Understanding the Epidemic
Everyday hundreds of Americans die from and thousands more struggle with opioid dependency. This American epidemic crosses all demographics. There have been a staggering number of deaths associated with this epidemic. More than half a million related deaths recorded in the United States between 2000 and 2015. The opioid epidemic has been officially declared a public health emergency.
Opioids are prescription narcotics. They possess properties similar to opium and heriod. While opioids can ease pain they can also create an intense addition.