New York Opioid Injury Lawyers
Have you suffered opioid-related injuries? Have you lost someone you love because of opioid addiction? You trusted that opioids would make your life better. You trusted the drug manufacturers, and you trusted your doctor. Now you’re forced to struggle with the consequences of opioid addiction. Let the accomplished NYC personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help you fight to hold the parties who put you in the position responsible for the harm they’ve caused.
You may be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and even your pain and suffering. Our experienced NYC opioid epidemic lawyers are prepared to fight to get you every last dollar that you need and deserve. Give our NYC law office a call today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment and learn more.
How Will a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me If I’ve Been Harmed By the Opioid Epidemic?
Opioids have been aggressively marketed as a cure-all for aches, pains, and suffering. However, the pharmaceutical companies pushing the prescription medications never mentioned how addictive opioids can be. When they failed to pass along that critical information, they robbed you of the right to make informed decisions about your health. You may have the right to hold them financially responsible for the harm they’ve caused by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Drug companies have deep pockets and are represented by highly-skilled, tenacious lawyers. They won’t just agree to give you money because you claim to have been harmed by one of their dangerous drugs. You’ll have to launch a detailed, aggressive, evidence-backed campaign to get the money you deserve. That’s where the legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help.
Our New York personal injury attorneys will aggressively seek compensation on your behalf. As your attorneys, we will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your opioid-related injury
- Identify anyone who may have contributed to your opioid addiction and injury
- Seek compensation from all liable parties, including pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and hospitals
- Consult with experts, including medical doctors and other professionals, to assess the extent of your injuries and properly gauge what your case is worth, and
- Stand up to stingy, manipulative insurance companies on your behalf.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our attorneys have represented thousands of clients in personal injury matters across New York City. Our hard work pays off – we’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. When you call us for help with your opioid injury, you’ll get the benefit of more than 200 years of combined legal experience. That can put you in the best position to get the money you deserve.
Give us a call today to learn more.
Why Are Opioids Dangerous?
Opioids have become increasingly problematic in the United States. Every day, 2 million Americans misuse opioids. Another 90 people die because of an opioid overdose. The prescription drugs are dangerous, yet they’re continually prescribed and refilled by physicians.
A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that, between 1999 and 2014, the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States quadrupled. However, pain reported by Americans didn’t increase (at least, significantly) during that same period of time.
So, opioid prescriptions have skyrocketed, even though Americans aren’t experiencing more pain. Why?
- Opioids are highly addictive. Some studies show that opioids are as addictive as illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine.
- Drug companies are making money hand over fist, so they’re pushing and incentivizing doctors to prescribe opioid painkillers.
- Drug companies have allegedly launched disinformation campaigns to mislead the public and the medical community about the dangers of using opioid painkillers.
Opioids are addictive. Taking opioids for extended periods of time is associated with several adverse health issues, including death.
Health Issues Associated With Opioids in NYC
Opioid prescription medications are highly-effective painkillers. Decades ago, opioids were reserved for the treatment of “acute pain or terminal pain.” Opioids were not typically used for the treatment of chronic “noncancer pain.” In fact, use for anything other than acute or terminal pain was “controversial for many reasons.”
One of the reasons for this is because of the “well-known phenomenon of psychological addiction that can occur with the use of these medications.” In other words, opioids are addictive. The other reason is because of the potential health dangers and side effects associated with long-term use.
Common side effects and complications associated with opioid use and abuse include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Physical dependence
- Respiratory depression
- Delayed gastric emptying
- Suppressed or compromised immune system
- Birth injury
- Hormonal dysfunction, and
- Muscle rigidity.
Opioid addiction can also be fatal. The opioid crisis is believed to be responsible for the deaths of 17,000 Americans every year.
Who’s Responsible For My NYC Opioid Injury?
Don’t let drug companies make you believe that you’re responsible for your opioid addiction and injuries. You trusted that the medicine your doctor prescribed for your pain would be safe. You assumed that you’d been advised of all of the potential risks. You thought that you made an informed decision about your health.
In truth, however, you likely were the victim of a vicious campaign of disinformation. As a result, you may have a legitimate claim for damages against the drug company that manufactured your opioid medication and/or the physician who prescribed it.
In New York, any company that manufactures or sells a product has a responsibility to make sure that it’s safe to use. If there are known health risks, those must be disclosed. Failure to do so can result in strict liability for resulting injuries under the state’s product liability laws.
Doctors, Pharmacists, and Healthcare Professionals
Doctors and other healthcare providers in New York have a legal duty to do what’s best for their patients. Healthcare professionals are held to a higher standard of care because they have specialized education and training. They have to practice medicine and prescribe medication in a way that will do the least amount of harm. Unfortunately, some doctors don’t do that.
You may have a legitimate medical malpractice claim if your doctor or healthcare provider overprescribed opioid medication or failed to convey the risks associated with taking opioid drugs. Similarly, you may have a claim against a pharmacist if they failed to catch an improper prescription or supplied you with the wrong medication, resulting in your addiction or health problems.
Damages Available to Victims of the NYC Opioid Epidemic
When you get hurt because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions, you can potentially recover compensation for the resulting harm. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our NYC opioid injury lawyers are here to help you maximize your financial recovery. We’ll seek all damages to which you may be entitled. That might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Treatment programs
- Nursing care
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, and more.
If you’ve lost a loved one to an opioid overdose, you may be entitled to damages for things like loss of financial support and funeral costs. Our NYC wrongful death lawyers can help you fully understand your rights and options. Give us a call today to discuss your prescription opioid injury case and learn more.
Call Our New York Opioid Injury Attorneys For Help Today
The opioid epidemic has swept New York City. Someone dies because of an opioid overdose every six hours. If you or someone you love has been affected, do not hesitate to contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.. Our experienced NYC personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you fight to recover the money your family deserves.
Our law firm offers a free consultation, so reach out to us online or call us to schedule yours today. We represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.