Mallinckrodt Opioid Claims in Houston, TX
Move Forward from Opioid Addiction and Overdose with The Webster Law Firm
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is one of many drug companies that aggressively
marketed opioids while downplaying their potential for addiction. The
company is currently facing deceptive marketing claims from states, local
governments, and private individuals.
Due to the ongoing litigation,
Mallinckrodt filed for bankruptcy. As part of its bankruptcy proceedings, the company will need to settle
its active lawsuits and provide a trust for future opioid claims.
If you or a loved one was prescribed Roxicodone™-brand oxycodone
tablets and suffered from addiction or an opioid overdose as a result,
now is the time to file a claim against Mallinckrodt.
With over 120 years of collective legal experience, The Webster Law Firm
can walk you through the next step.
Call us at (713) 396-5197 to set up your free consultation.
What Is the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?
According to the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the opioid epidemic is a crisis of drug addiction and overdose fueled
by negligent pharmaceutical companies. In the late 1990s, companies like
Mallinckrodt introduced a “miracle” pain-relief drug and reassured
the medical community that patients would not become addicted to their
opioid pain relievers. Thus, healthcare providers began to prescribe opioids
at greater rates, which led to widespread misuse of the drugs.
In 2019, a total of 70,630 people died from drug overdose, 10.1 million
people misused prescription opioids, and 1.6 million people were diagnosed
with an opioid use disorder. Often, people were prescribed opioids, suffered
crippling addictions, and turned to other drugs – like heroin and
methamphetamine – to fulfil their cravings.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals was
the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States.
Can I Sue Mallinckrodt?
Yes. Although most high-profile opioid lawsuits come from states and municipalities,
individuals and families can also sue Mallinckrodt and other companies. If
Mallinckrodt-brand opioids (Roxicodone™) ruined your life or led to a family
member’s overdose, you can file a
products liability lawsuit against the company.
To have a valid claim, however, you will need to prove that you were prescribed
Roxicodone™ or another Mallinckrodt opioid product and document
your experience of addiction. If your loved one overdosed on Mallinckrodt
products, you will need to show how the opioids caused their death.
Gathering this information may be painful, but a successful settlement
or verdict can help you account for medical bills, addiction treatment,
pain and suffering, missed wages, and more.
Our Mallinckrodt opioid claims attorneys in Houston, Texascan help you build your case and decide whether joining an existing settlementor filing a private lawsuit would be more lucrative.
Why Choose The Webster Law Firm?
At The Webster Law Firm, you will not owe any legal fees unless we win
your case. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients,
and we are ready to help you, too. Our award-winning legal team offers
personalized legal services in Houston, throughout Texas, and nationwide.
We have the knowledge and experience you need to win your claim.
If you are interested in learning more about your rights and legal options,
or you want to build your Mallinckrodt opioid claim with our firm, please
call us at (713) 396-5197 or contact us onlinetoday – and don’t forget to schedule your free consultation.