In recent years, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities all across the country. Opioid addiction affects people of all different backgrounds. According to data provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at least 2.1 million Americans are currently addicted to opioids and nearly 50,000 people are killed after overdoses on opioids every year. Many thousands more have suffered serious, sometimes devastating injuries and illnesses.
At Dodd Henry, our top-rated Oklahoma opioid litigation attorneys are strong and aggressive advocates for our clients. We know how to hold negligent drug manufacturers and other negligent defendants accountable. To set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation with an experienced Oklahoma pharmaceutical injury lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team today.
Government regulators have started cracking down on the large drugmakers that have contributed to the opioid epidemic. In many ways, the state of Oklahoma is at the forefront of this issue. In March of 2019, Oklahoma reached a $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma — the maker of the brand name prescription opioid based pain killer ‘Oxycontin’. Further, in August of 2019, an Oklahoma district court judge ordered Johnson & Johnson, a major manufacturer of opioids, to pay $572 million for its role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.
In taking action against large drug manufacturers, Oklahoma is certainly not alone. Many other individual plaintiffs and local governments are currently engaged in ongoing litigation. Notably, as these cases move forward across the United States, additional evidence continues to emerge that underlines the significant role that large drug manufacturers played in causing the opioid crisis. Many regulators are raising allegations that deceptive marketing practices used by these companies pushed highly addictive prescription drugs on vulnerable patients.
In Oklahoma, lawsuits are currently being filed by both individual plaintiffs and by local government entities. At Dodd Henry, our pharmaceutical injury lawyers are at the forefront of protecting the interests of those impacted by the opioid crisis. We are representing the injured and working to hold negligent drug manufacturers and other parties legally liable and accountable. No matter the nature of your case, we are ready to offer guidance and support. Among other things, our Oklahoma opioid lawsuit attorneys are prepared to:
At Dodd Henry, our Oklahoma prescription drug injury lawyers have the skills, experience, and tenacity needed to handle opioid injury lawsuits and opioid overdose claims. To set up a free, strictly private assessment of your case, please contact our law firm right away. With law offices in Tulsa, Norman, and Oklahoma City, we are well-positioned to handle pharmaceutical injuries claims in throughout the state of Oklahoma.