Compassionate representation is the hallmark of this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Opioid Litigation Lawyer. Opioid addiction has become a major epidemic in the State of Florida and in American society as a whole. In fact, on average, 91 people die every day as a result of opioid usage. People who are initially given prescription opioids end up moving on to “steet” drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, and the consequences can be disastrous. Additionally, before that transition to street drugs is even made, the prescription opioids themselves can have horrible effects and can even lead to death in the form of overdose.
At the same time, opioid overdoses lead to countless numbers of emergency room (ER) and hospital visits. Addicted patients end up having to attend rehabilitation facilities, half-way houses and “drying out” facilities. The costs of all of this are astronomical.
Nevertheless, manufacturers and distributors of opioids continue to callously disregard the calamity described above and make exorbitant profits at the expense of others. Three Fortune 500 companies control over 85% of the opioid market: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson. These three companies manufacturer over 85% of the opioids on the market and send them to distributors across the Country. There are over 800 registered wholesale distributors nationwide. The wholesale distributors send the opioids to opioid dispensaries and pharmacies (i.e., “pill mills”), which give them to patients - and the calamities described above ensue.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of opioid abuse anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami/Miami-Dade County and West Palm Beach/Palm Beach County), call 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush will gladly talk to you about the merits of your case for free.
Once you’ve hired this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Opioid Litigation Law Firm as your lawyer, Mr. Quackenbush will work on contingency – which means that there is no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush will not get paid for his work until you’ve received compensation from your case.This South Florida Opioid Litigation Lawyer Advises Clients Harmed by Narcotics
The Controlled Substances Act requires that the opioid manufacturers act as “gatekeepers” or “watchdogs” in the opioid industry, but sadly that hasn’t been happening – and opioid addicts have suffered as a result. Both McKesson and Cardinal Health have been fined millions of dollars for not doing so.
The Controlled Substances Act also requires distributors to keep records and report their findings to the Drug Enforcement Agency, but unfortunately this has not happened nearly enough either.This Fort Lauderdale Opioid Litigation Attorney Offers Compassionate Representation
If your loved one overdosed while in a rehabilitation facility, “half-way house” or “drying-out” facility and you believe the facility was at fault, contact Mr. Quackenbush. The facility may have been responsible by either not properly treating your loved one upon admission, allowing your loved one to do drugs/narcotics while on site, etc.
If your loved one has tragically passed away as a result of opioid usage, then you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case on your loved ones behalf. In this case, you or another family member/relative will typically be appointed as the personal representative of the estate and bring the case on your loved one’s behalf. The proceeds from the case will go to your loved one’s survivors (i.e., the beneficiaries of the estate).For Assistance, Contact this Broward County Opioid Litigation Law Firm Today
Once you’ve hired Mr. Quackenbush as your lawyer, he will work on contingency – this means that there is no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid until a recovery has been made in your case.
Call 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation if you or a loved one has been harmed by opioid abuse. This Broward County Opioid Litigation Attorney won’t charge you at all to talk about the merits of your case.