Opioid – Addiction
It’s estimated that more than 55,000 Americans die each year from a drug overdose which has become the leading cause of death of individuals under the age of 50. Sixty percent of these deaths are caused by opioids. The jump in fatalities over the past 15 years has been staggering - a more than three-times increase. A second type of opioid case compensates cities, counties, and states for the increased cost to governmental agencies in taking care of those addicted to opioids.
Possible Personal Injury: Addiction
Approximately 2 million Americans are currently addicted to opioids with more than 90 million Americans having used a prescription painkiller in the past year. The most commonly used opioids are hydrocodone (such as Vicodin, Lorcet, and Lortab), Oxycodone (such as OxyContin, Percodan, and Roxicet), methadone, fentanyl, and morphine.
In addition to the devastating toll this personal injury epidemic is taking on the addicts and his/her family and friends, the monetary cost to governmental agencies is in the tens of billions of dollars each year when considering public healthcare, treatment facilities, law enforcement, criminal justice, and jail expenses. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost is approximately $75 billion per year.
Why Beacon Legal Group Should Be Your Personal Injury Attorney
BLG maintains a team of specially trained professionals to guide you through your Opiod personal injury lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairments suffered, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages where appropriate.
BLG Fees and Costs
BLG covers all fees and costs to pursue your Opiod case. We only collect our fees and costs if we win for you through a settlement or a judgment.
Free Case Evaluation
BLG will evaluate your personal injury case with no obligation on your part. We only invite you to be our client if we believe your case has merit.
If you or someone you love suffered from Opiod addiction, you may be eligible for compensation. Submit your request for a free case evaluation now. We have a team of caring and compassionate Opiod lawsuit attorneys ready to help.