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Opioid Medications Linked To Serious Health Risks

If you took Oxycontin® or one of these other opioid medications and then became addicted, contact us now for your free consultation.

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The Oxycontin® maker, Purdue Pharma, was created by members of the Sackler family. These drugs were considered to be medical marvels for pain management at the time of their release in 1996. They are widely prescribed for relief from chronic pain related to injuries, arthritis, cancer, and other conditions.

Although opioids were initially viewed as a breakthrough, these controversial drugs have been at the center of prescription opioid and non prescribed opioid lawsuits, as they have contributed to a national public health crisis. The most significant basis for many of these opioid lawsuits is that the highly addictive nature of the drugs was not properly disclosed by Purdue Pharma.

If you’re suffering from addiction to an opioid medication, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Goldwater Law Firm and our network of attorneys are dedicated to helping those impacted by opioids seek justice. Contact us today to find out if you qualify for an opioids lawsuit.

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To get legal help, all you have to do is call or fill out the form on this page. We’re available anytime and are committed to making the legal process as easy as possible for you and your family.

Fighting for Your Rights

When taking legal action against a major corporation, like Purdue Pharma, you’ll need the right legal team in your corner. Goldwater Law Firm and our network of attorneys aren’t afraid to stand up to Big Pharma and we’ll work tirelessly to protect your rights.

No Cost Unless We Win

When you work with Goldwater Law Firm, you never have to worry about being able to afford legal help. There’s absolutely no cost to find out if you qualify and we don’t get paid unless your case is won!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve become addicted to opioids, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with our team, at no cost, to find out if you qualify.

The first step to filing an opioids lawsuit is contacting us at The Goldwater Law Firm. Our services extend across the nation, so you don’t even have to leave home to get in touch. All you have to do is fill out our online form or give us a call. If we believe you qualify, we’ll connect you with an experienced opioids lawyer.

Going up against a pharmaceutical company on your own can seem impossible. Having a legal professional by your side will not only give you the best chance of receiving maximum compensation, but will also take the burden of the legal process off your shoulders, so you can focus on your health.

Working with The Goldwater Law Firm and our partner attorneys won’t cost you anything upfront! We work entirely on a contingency-fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless we put money in your pocket first.

 

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Opioid Addiction: A Nationwide Crisis

Opioid addiction has become a nationwide health crisis that has devastated the lives of thousands. Each day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the U.S. due to the substantial increase in opioid prescriptions over the years. According to the CDC, some states have more opiate prescriptions than people in city or state lines.

While opioids can work wonders if used safely, their addictive nature is especially dangerous. Opioid addiction is an issue that has caused tens of thousands of individuals and families across the country to suffer. In light of the health crisis, lawsuits are continuing to be filed against opioid manufacturers.

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Purdue Pharma Opioids

If you or a loved one has been affected by a Purdue Pharma opioid medication, you may be able to take legal action for the pain you’ve suffered. Contact Goldwater Law Firm right now to talk with one of our case specialists to find out if you qualify.

Purdue Pharma opioids include:

  • Oxycontin®
  • MS Contin®
  • Butrans®
  • Dilaudid®
  • Hysingla®

Complications From Opioid Use

Purdue Pharma opioid use has been linked to many serious side effects, including cravings and withdrawal. The most dangerous complication from these medications is the increased risk of overdose.

The following symptoms can be signs of an overdose:

  • Body goes limp
  • Fingernails and lips turn purplish-blue
  • Face turns pale and clammy
  • Breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
  • Can’t speak or be awakened
  • Vomit and gurgling sounds

Opioid Lawsuits Claim Purdue Pharma Failed to Warn About Addiction Risk

The addictive and deadly nature of opioids has become clear amidst the national crisis. Lawsuits allege that Purdue Pharma knew the potential risk and didn’t inform health care professionals or the public about the addiction risk when they introduced their opioid drugs to the market.

Additionally, lawsuits allege that physicians overly prescribe these opioids to patients in response to incentives set by opioid manufacturers. As of 2020, there are about 2,500 opioid lawsuits currently in progress and more continue to be filed every day.

Have You Suffered From an Opioid Addiction?

If you or someone you love took a Purdue Pharma opioid medication that caused you to become addicted, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Goldwater Law Firm right now to find out if you qualify.

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Past Settlements

While most opioid lawsuits that have been filed are still pending, there have been several major settlements already.

Purdue Pharma settled with the state of Oklahoma for $270 million in response to the state’s claim of misleading marketing for the company’s drug, Oxycontin®. This occurred in April 2019 and has opened the door for many other lawsuits.

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How Could Filing an Opioid Lawsuit Help?

Suffering from an opioid addiction or watching a loved one battle addiction is incredibly painful. Purdue Pharma’s actions have devastated families across the nation, taking away mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and loved ones.

Opioid manufacturers must be held accountable for the immense damage they’ve done to our country. By filing an opioids lawsuit, you can help bring Purdue Pharma to justice and pursue the money you need and deserve for the losses you suffered, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Death benefits (if a loved one suffered an overdose, this can include funeral expenses, loss of earnings, and loss of companionship)
  • Punitive damages

Don’t Wait to Find Out If You Qualify

More and more opioid lawsuits are being filed across the country every day, but time is of the essence! The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started on your case.

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