NTL member files 3rd opioid lawsuit

Beasley Allen has filed the third lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of a city or county government. The complaint, filed on behalf of Barbour County, Alabama, alleges the marketing of these drugs contributed to the creation of the opioid epidemic, a public health and safety crisis. Responding to the opioid crisis has required Barbour County to sustain economic damages and to continue to bear a significant financial burden. In December, Beasley Allen filed two similar lawsuits on behalf of the City of Greenville, Alabama and Houston County, Alabama. Barbour County is represented by Beasley Allen lawyers Rhon E. Jones, who is head of the firm’s Toxic Torts Section and a member of The National Trial Lawyers, Rick Stratton, Will Sutton and Ryan Kral, along with Eufaula lawyer Walter B. Calton.

“Decisions made in the pharmaceutical companies’ board rooms regarding prescription opiates have devastated so many lives and communities,” Jones said. “Choosing to turn a blind eye to suspicious orders was simply a way to quench their insatiable greed. Such callous disregard for human life and dignity, not to mention the enormous and needless cost to taxpayers, must be met with equally severe and deliberate consequences.”

Economic damages resulting from the opioid epidemic include costs for providing medical care, therapeutic care and treatments for patients suffering from opioid-related addiction or disease, including overdoses and deaths; costs for providing counseling and rehabilitation services; costs for treating infants born with opioid-related medical conditions; public safety and law enforcement expenses; and care for children whose parents suffer from opioid-related disability or incapacitation.

“Barbour county residents, like many in communities across our state and country, have watched friends and family suffer incredible pain because of opioid addiction and taxpayers have been forced to clean up the mess caused by negligent and greedy pharmaceutical companies,” said Calton. “We seek to recover the profits drug companies devoured after knowingly pedaling the highly addictive prescription drugs to our unsuspecting residents.”

Defendants include Purdue Pharma L.P.; Purdue Pharma, Inc.; The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc.; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, LTD.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.; Cephalon, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Noramco, Inc.; Endo Health Solutions Inc.; Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Allergan PLC f/k/a Actavis PLS; Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Actavis, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Actavis, LLC; Actavis Pharm a, Inc. f/k/a Watson Pharma, Inc.; Mallinckrodt plc; Mallinckrodt LLC; McKesson Corporation; Cardinal Health, Inc.; and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation.

The complaint is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

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CT vs. MRI Scan

CT vs. MRI Scan

CT vs. MRI Scan

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. When someone experiences a serious neurological injury or insult, they often require scanning to get a better picture of what is going on inside of their head. Two of the most common scans are CT scans and MRI, which individuals often have questions about.

Comparing the Cost of the Scans

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Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. Drivers of big trucks are expected to perform an extensive truck pre-trip inspection before taking to the road. These pre-trip inspections are time consuming. However, failure to perform the required inspections properly can lead to an accident.

What Does the Driver Check Under the Hood?

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Pedestrian Injured in South Lake Tahoe Collision

Pedestrian Injured in South Lake Tahoe Collision

Pedestrian Injured in South Lake Tahoe Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a South Lake Tahoe car accident lawyer. An area collision that occurred in the early morning on Thursday, February 15, 2018, left an elderly pedestrian with an injury requiring hospital care.

Collision Information

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When Will I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury?

When Will I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury

When Will I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury?

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. One of the most common questions an attorney is asked is how long will it take to receive compensation. This is a fair question because many clients are unable to work and have accumulated high medical bills. However, there are many things to consider when answering this question, and each case is different. Let’s take a look at the many facets that you need to consider.

How Insurance Companies Handle Claims

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Adverse Weather and Motorcycle Accidents

Adverse Weather and Motorcycle Accidents

Adverse Weather and Motorcycle Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Injury Lawyer. There are many reasons why someone may want to ride a motorcycle. For some people, it is the freedom of the wind rushing through their hair. For others, it could be the feeling that they are no longer contained by the metal frame of a car. Regardless, adverse weather can seriously impact someone’s ability to operate a motorcycle safely, as a recent paper demonstrated.

Safety Considerations when Operating a Motorcycle

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