The number one question I was asked this week was about big money possibly coming from opioid lawsuits in our state. This is not surprising … it is almost impossible to find someone who has not been touched by the opioid crisis. Mobile and surrounding areas have been especially hard hit.
But the real question is … can I or my loved one be compensated for some of the pain and loss we have suffered?
The answer is probably yes, but don’t confuse government lawsuits with your lawsuit.
Here is what is happening. The lawsuits you are hearing about are generally from the government. They allege that the big pharmaceutical companies created the problem by failing to investigate suspicious prescriptions and misled doctors about the dangers to patients. The public was forced to pick up the cost of helping these addicts. This payout will compensate the government for those services.
You potentially have an individual case and most of these are still ongoing.
I suggest you join the fight if one of these 3 things has happened to you or a loved one:
- Overdose resulting in death
- Hospitalization due to overdose
- Inpatient rehab due to addiction treatment
Here is what you do. Contact a personal injury attorney who can guide you through your options. In firms like ours, it will not cost you anything to talk with us, there are no expenses out of your pocket and you pay us only if we get you money.
Also, with a local firm, you have less of a chance of getting lost in the national lawsuit shuffle.
If you suffer an injury, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.
Also join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30 right after the news. We do a short show on tape during the football season but will take your calls live again after the first of the year.
Alabama personal injury lawyer