Opioid Lawsuits for Individuals: We represent individuals and their families.

ALERT: Purdue Pharma is a privately held pharmaceutical company, which is best known as the manufacturer of the opioid drug OxyContin. Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has more than $1 Billion in insurance coverage to address claims of those who directly impacted by the opioid crisis: individuals and their families. It's time to take a stand, be heard, and demand compensation for the individuals and families who were impacted most by this ongoing crisis. 

 

Individuals and Families Can Now Join Fight Against Opioid Sellers

Opioid overdose deaths have ravaged our country, and opioid addiction knows no bounds. By now, almost everyone knows someone who has died due to an opioid overdose or someone whose family has been devastated by opioid addiction. Drug addiction plays no favorites; it destroys with impunity. Until now, financial compensation has been limited to municipalities, states, hospitals, etc. The time for the individuals and families most affected by the direct impact of this nightmare to take a stand and fight for recovery is now.

If you or your family has been ravaged by the Opioid Epidemic, contact us for a FREE Consultation by calling 504-684-4430 or by filling out an online Contact Form. You may have a claim if you are or were an opioid user, you are a family member of a deceased opioid user, or you are a guardian of a minor opioid user. Remember, all information shared will be held in the highest confidence.

The following information pulled from the Center of Disease Control displays the profound impact that opioids have had on our country.

Three Waves of Opioid Overdose Deaths

 

3 waves of the rise in opioid overdose deaths


From 1999–2018, almost 450,000 people died from an overdose involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids.

This rise in opioid overdose deaths can be outlined in three distinct waves.

    1. The first wave began with increased prescribing of opioids in the 1990s, with overdose deaths involving prescription opioids (natural and semi-synthetic opioids and methadone) increasing since at least 1999.

2. The second wave began in 2010, with rapid increases in overdose deaths involving heroin.

3. The third wave began in 2013, with significant increases in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, particularly those involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The market for illicitly manufactured fentanyl continues to change, and it can be found in combination with heroin, counterfeit pills, and cocaine.

Opioid Lawyers for Individuals and Families


Originally limited for the short-term pain treatment of cancer patients and those with dibilitating diseases, doctors generally did not prescribe a large amount of opioids. However, the market for chronic pain patients was far larger than the acute short-term pain treatment for cancer and dibilitating diseases. Thus, the pharmaceutical industry changed its approach.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers like Purdue Pharma ventured on a mission to change the way that doctors thought about and prescribed opioids. These opioid sellers engaged in desceptive sales and marketing tactics that caused the number of opioid prescriptions to literally skyrocket.

In order to stop the opioid epidemic, pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma need to be hit where it hurts the most: their pocketbook. Moreover, the time has finally come for individuals and families to join the fight.

If you or your family has been ravaged by the Opioid Epidemic, contact us for a FREE Consultation by calling 504-684-4430 or by filling out an online Contact Form. You may have a claim if you are or were an opioid user, you are a family member of a deceased opioid user, or you are a guardian of a minor opioid user.  Remember, all information shared will be held in the highest confidence.

If you or a family member were prescribed or administered any of the following name brand or generic opioids, Contact Us today.

  • Butrans®
  • DHC Plus®
  • Dilaudid®
  • Hysingle ER®
  • MS Contin®
  • MSIR®
  • OxyContin®
  • OxyFast®
  • OxyIR®
  • Palladone®
  • Ryzolt
  • Buprenorphine transdermal system
  • Hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets (generic to Vicodin® or Norco®)
  • Hydromorphone immediate-release tablets
  • Hydromorphone oral solution
  • Morphine extended-release tablets
  • Oxycodone extended-release tablets
  • Oxycodone immediate-release tablets
  • Oxycodone and acetaminophen tablets (generic to Percocet®)
  • Tramadol extended-release tablets
  • And many more

Have you or your family been impacted by the opioid crisis?


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Choose a Lawyer Who Will Fight

Until now, the main fight against the pharmaceutical companies has been on behalf of municipalities, states, and public entities. But, now is the time for individuals and families to join the fight. You and your family have been directly impacted by this nightmare. Now, you have a voice and a law firm who will fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve. Monetary compensation will never bring back a loved one or change what has happened in the past, but you need to stand up and demand accountability for the actions of the big pharmaceutical companies that were at the root of this crisis.

Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway are representing individual victims and families. We are fighting for the addicts and families of addicts. Opioids have destroyed families, shattered relationships, and left an unimaginable trail of carnage. If you or your family has gone through this pain and darkness, it's time to choose a law firm who will fight for you. It's time to actively join the fight against Purdue Pharma. You may have a claim if you are or were an opioid user, you are a family member of a deceased opioid user, or you are a guardian of a minor opioid user

The attorneys at Peiffer Wolf will demand compensation for you and your family if you have:

  • Experienced addiction;
  • Incurred Rehab costs;
  • Lost a loved one to opioid addiction;
  • Experienced a drug overdose;
  • Got divorced as a result of your opioid addiction;
  • Lost custody of a child or children due to your opioid addiction;
  • Lost a home or apartment due to your opioid addiction; or
  • Lost a job due to your opioid addiction.

Purdue Pharma Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma field for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September of 2019 after settling lawsuits with municipalities and major public entities. However, those settlements did not include funds for the individuals and families impacted the most by this epidemic.

But, this bankruptcy proceeding is actually the opportunity for the individuals and families to finally be heard. Here, individual victims and families can be considered creditors of the bankruptcy and actually have a voice. Moreover, you can help to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for what they've done. And, this bankruptcy proceeding is a venue where you can seek monetary compensation for your losses. 

Opioid Lawsuits | FREE Consultation

If you or your family has been ravaged by the Opioid Epidemic, contact the attorneys of Peiffer Wolf for a FREE Consultation by calling 504-684-4430 or by filling out an online Contact Form. You may have a claim if you are or were an opioid user, you are a family member of a deceased opioid user, or you are a guardian of a minor opioid user.  Remember, all information shared will be held in the highest confidence.

 

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