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As the opioid crisis spins out of control, people are looking for ways to rein in the epidemic and for ways to hold accountable those responsible. Individuals are suing their doctors for contributing to an opiate addiction, and cities, counties, and states are suing drug manufacturers for creating a flood of opiates.
But can a single person or class of individuals hold a drug company legally responsible for an opioid addiction?
Suing a drug manufacturer for a drug's danger or its addictive properties will generally take the shape of a product liability lawsuit, whereby a manufacturer can be held liable for a dangerous or defective product. There are three ways to hold a drug manufacturer liable based on pharmaceutical drug liability:
If you or someone you know is addicted to an opioid or other prescription medication, you can contact an experienced personal injury attorney to review your case.