Opioid Victims in Alabama Can Begin Filing Claims Against Purdue Pharma
For a long time, drug makers have used predatory tactics and aggressively marketed opioids to vulnerable consumers, fueling the state’s (and the nation’s) addiction crisis. Meanwhile, victims of opioid overdoses have had little legal recourse.
However, a federal judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy case has now allowed individuals to file personal injury claims against the company, according to AL.com. The deadline for victims to take action is June 30.
If your family has been forever changed by an opioid addiction or overdose related to OxyContin or another Purdue Pharma drug, please contact Serious Injury Law Group today to learn about your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered. Learn more in a free consultation with our attorneys.
How an Attorney Can Help You Pursue Compensation in a Purdue Pharma Claim
Right now, it is not clear how much money individual victims could recover from Purdue Pharma. As part of its bankruptcy filing, the company has reached an agreement with a few states and local governments that might be worth $10 billion.
If you became addicted to opioids sold by Purdue Pharma, or if you lost a loved one due to opioid overdose or addiction, you should talk to an experienced lawyer right away. Your attorney will need to prove that Purdue’s products specifically were the cause of the harm you and your family have suffered. The judge made it clear that claims are only open to those hurt by Purdue Pharma products, not by opioids in general.
A lawyer can help you navigate the complex Purdue Pharma claims process, manage paperwork and deadlines, and collect the evidence needed to document your losses. Overall, a lawyer can take the pressure of a legal claim off your family as you deal with the devastating fallout of opioid addiction.
Talk to a Lawyer Now
Because the window for filing your personal injury or wrongful death claim against Purdue Pharma is limited (the filing date is June 30, 2020), it is critical that you take immediate action and contact an attorney to discuss your claim right away.
Let the experienced personal injury attorneys at Serious Injury Law Group help your family demand justice from Purdue Pharma. Our team of award-winning lawyers have been ranked in the top 100 National Trial Lawyers and have earned a reputation as aggressive advocates for our clients.
We will work tirelessly to fight for the full and fair compensation our clients deserve — and we represent clients on a contingency-fee-basis, so you only pay attorney fees if we recover money for you. Call us today or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation. Our legal team will answer all your questions and explain your legal rights.
Chuck James is a Mobile native who graduated from University of Alabama. Chuck has been practicing law since early 2000. Contact Chuck James today for help with your personal injury case. Free consultations. Locations in Birmingham and Montgomery.