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The Lanier Law Firm is working closely with local, county and regional governments and other stakeholders across the country in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful and addictive opioid painkillers. We have unique expertise in multidistrict litigation (MDL) against these huge pharma companies, and we have taken the lead by proudly putting this firm’s legal talent and passion behind this litigation.

NOTE: The Lanier Law Firm is not currently taking cases on behalf of individual opioid patients.

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These pharmaceutical companies have created a public health emergency of opioid painkiller addiction that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed right along with profits from the careless sales of these prescription drugs.

At the same time, local, county and regional governments have been left to clean up the disaster created by these corporations flooding rural and urban communities with prescription opioids. While these pharmaceutical conglomerates have enriched their bottom lines, local governments have had to shoulder the burden of costs and services, such as treatment centers and medical services to save addicted citizens, in order to curb this raging crisis in their backyards.

In October 2019, on the eve of the first federal opioid trial, led by The Lanier Law Firm, three major drug distributors and an opioid manufacturer reached a $260 million settlement with two plaintiffs: Summit and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio. In addition, Johnson & Johnson has paid nearly $600 million in opioid litigation in the last several months, while Purdue Pharma agreed to contribute the entire value of its company in a settlement estimated to be worth more than $10 billion.

These are only a few significant examples of pursuing justice against these powerful companies that have been responsible for overstating benefits of their drugs while not revealing the full risks of addiction from extended opioid use. Drug distributors have also failed to monitor clearly suspicious amounts of orders for prescription opiates.

Significant Case Recoveries

With more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits left on the docket, these companies know that they have one of the leading law firms in the nation for pharmaceutical litigation prepared to fight. We are dedicating resources to secure enhanced recovery in the courtroom or at the settlement table.

Please call Dwana Waltman at 1-888-391-3293 or complete the form on this page to discuss your specific case.