Were You Affected By The Opioid Crisis?
The opioid epidemic currently consuming America is one of the deadliest issues our nation faces – according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated two million Americans were dependent on or abused prescription painkillers in 2014, and more than 1,000 people received emergency medical treatment for the misuse of opioids every single day that year. Approximately 15,000 people died from overdoses in 2015 alone, and that number only shows signs that it is growing every year.
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At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our opiate attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of each client we take on. With more than 170 years of collective experience under our belts, our team understands what it takes to prepare for and face down even the biggest companies in the world. If you are looking to hire experienced legal representation, contact our firm today to learn what we can do to help you secure the outcome you deserve.
The Cost Of Providing Care
Ensuring that patients receive the treatment and care they so desperately need is a key responsibility of medical care providers, whether they are at the municipal, city, county or state level. Unfortunately, not all patients in trouble have the financial ability to cover their care, even if they have Medicaid or Medicare to help cover some of the costs. The hospitals are then forced to cover the remaining costs. Our firm is currently investigating whether or not these pharmaceutical companies are financially responsible for causing these patients to become addicted to their products.
The Growing Legal Case Against Pharmaceutical Companies
A growing number of attorney generals throughout the United States are now joining forces with advocacy groups to determine the legal responsibility pharmaceutical companies have for their role in spurring on the widespread use of these incredibly addictive drugs. Some of the key aspects these groups and governmental offices are focusing on include the lack of focus placed on the highly addictive nature of prescription painkillers and the aggressive marketing campaigns that targeted doctors and pushed them to prescribe the products to their patients.
Hire A Firm You Can Trust
Taking on multi-billion companies is a daunting prospect, which is why it’s so important to hire the right team to represent you when it matters most. Our opiate lawyers at Fleming, Nolen & Jez have fought for and secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients since we first opened our doors in 1981. We have successfully faced down giants in all types of industries, and know just what it takes to prepare for and challenge anyone whose actions caused serious damage. Call our firm at (713) 621-7944 to learn what we can do for you, or fill out our online form to start out with a free case evaluation today.