Mississippi Hospitals File Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies

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As the coronavirus crisis upends everyday life, the ongoing opioid crisis continues to ravage communities throughout the country. Now, a group of 11 Mississippi hospitals has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. The lawsuit argues that the hospitals have been on the front line in fighting the epidemic and treating addiction complications. […]

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Role in Opioid Crisis

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In a groundbreaking ruling, a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million over the ongoing national opioid crisis. Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman, who handed down the verdict, declared that the crisis has “ravaged” his state. The decision will likely affect the outcomes of other similar cases pending throughout the country. Dalimonte Rueb is […]

Judge Pauses Legal Action In Major Opioid Case

Judge Pauses Legal Action In Major Opioid Case | Mass Tort Attorneys

Ongoing litigation against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family over their role in the opioid crisis has been temporarily paused. Judge Robert Drain issued the temporary injunction on October 11 in the pending bankruptcy case. The decision will halt legal action in both state and federal courts for three weeks. The Sackler family, who owns […]

Last Minute Settlement in Ohio Opioid Lawsuits

Last Minute Settlement in Ohio Opioid Lawsuits

The first federal opioid lawsuit case was set to go to trial this week before Judge Dan Polster in Ohio. Fortunately (or, unfortunately) that never happened. At about 1 a.m. the morning of trial, a settlement was reached. Ohio Opioid Lawsuits were filed by thousands of defendants who were battling drug addiction thanks to the […]