Drug overdose deaths are currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died of opioid drug overdoses in the United States—a staggering rate of 91 people per day.
Communities can and should fight back against Big Pharma for their role in causing the opioid epidemic. Big time pharmaceutical manufacturers like Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and others engaged in a fraudulent marketing scheme that persisted for decades to mislead physicians into believing that opioids were a safe and non-addictive treatment for chronic pain and other conditions. In fact, opioids such as OxyContin are highly habit-forming and ineffective at treating chronic pain due to tolerance development. Prior to Big Pharma’s deceptive marketing campaign, opioids were primarily used by physicians sparingly to treat short-term acute pain, such as those recovering from surgery, and for those seeking palliative, end-of-life care. These allegations are eerily similar to those leveled against big tobacco for misrepresenting the risks and dangers associated with smoking.
The Michigan opioid litigation lawyers at Grewal Law PLLC are committed to taking on Big Pharma. If you were harmed as a result of the opioid epidemic, contact us at (888) 211-5798.
Reliable Representation for Victims of the Opioid Crisis
Municipalities and state governments can and should fight back against Big Pharma. Litigation has been filed all over the country by state and local governments to hold opioid manufacturers responsible for their role in this public health crisis, which has resulted in serious financial hardship on communities in providing resources to fight drug addiction and drug overdose cases.
Grewal Law PLLC has extensive experience and a proven track record of success in complex civil litigation aimed at protecting the rights of injured people. Attorney David Mittleman recently attended the American Association for Justice’s Opioid Litigation Seminar in Washington, D.C. to work with and build a national team of dedicated professionals to fight for justice in a coordinated attack on all fronts.
Our firm has been serving the Mid-Michigan area since 1951. We are working with a team of lawyers across Michigan and the United States to fight to put an end to the opioid epidemic. We also strive to reimburse communities for their expenses incurred in this entirely preventable public health crisis. We are working with attorneys with a reputation for excellence, such as Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm and Paul Novak and Paul Pennock of the national personal injury firm Weitz & Luxenberg.
If you are interested in learning more about the opioid litigation, please contact the opioid litigation attorneys of Grewal Law PLLC. We would be happy to speak and present at local, county, and state government meetings to discuss the ways that our firm can assist you in fighting the opioid epidemic.
Additional Resources & Articles on the Opioid Epidemic
- Branch County weighs joining growing opioid lawsuit by Michigan counties and cities
- Opioids Fraud and the FDA; Drug Makers and Distributors – By David Mittleman
- Pharmaceutical Industry Creates OPIOID ADDICTION EPIDEMIC – Then Wants to Cure It? – By David Mittleman
- Big Pharma’s tobacco moment as star lawyers push opioid suits
- Oakland, Wayne counties file lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over marketing of opioids