Experienced Legal Team Advocates for Addiction Victims in the United States
In the 1990s, OxyContin was first introduced to the public and initially hailed as a miracle painkiller. Fast-forward to present day and the name OxyContin is synonymous with opioid addiction. Often mis-prescribed and frequently abused, OxyContin destroys lives across the country. At the Bertling Law Group, we focus on helping addiction victims take action against Purdue Pharma — the company responsible for manufacturing, marketing and profiting from the ubiquitous drug. Whether you suffer from debilitating OxyContin addiction, or have lost a loved one to an overdose, rest assured, our seasoned medical malpractice lawyers are here to fight for your right to compensation.
When prescribed properly, OxyContin can help patients manage pain, recover, and resume their lives without issue. Unfortunately, the drug is often wrongfully prescribed to patients, leading to addiction and other problems. A 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health uncovered that approximately 1.9 million Americans are addicted to opioids like OxyContin, with many more becoming addicted daily.
If you are concerned that you or someone you love may be addicted to OxyContin, look for the following symptoms:
Change in behavior
Opioid addiction is serious and can lead to job loss, hospitalization, and even death. If you believe your doctor mis-diagnosed you as needing OxyContin, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit for compensation.
The government takes action
The U.S. Justice Department pursued charges against Purdue Pharma, along with three company employees, in 2007, over misbranding OxyContin as being less addictive than similar drugs. Purdue Pharma agreed to resolve the matter by paying $600 million in fines to the government. Furthermore, Purdue conceded that it had marketed the painkiller “with the intent to defraud or mislead.”
Additionally, 27 states have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma:
With federal and state governments acknowledging the negligence perpetrated by Purdue Pharma on the American people, individual lawsuits have a higher chance of being successful. Our legal team has a deep understanding of medical malpractice law in California as well as the rest of the United States, and can help you navigate the claims process.
Filing an individual lawsuit against Purdue Pharma
At the Bertling Law Group, a law practice based in California and serving individuals around the United States, we help individuals and families affected by OxyContin file lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, the drug’s manufacturer, for damages. Depending on the specific nature of your case, the types of compensation you may be entitled to may include medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, lost of enjoyment, funeral expenses, future wages of the deceased, and more.
Our lawyers can quickly review your case, determine if it has merit, and guide you through the steps ahead. We can help you obtain and fill out all documentation and work tirelessly to get you the damages you need to rebuild your life. Whether that means accepting a generous settlement offer or fighting for your rights in court, we are prepared to look out for your best interests at every turn.
Compassionate OxyContin attorneys help you file a claim
The Bertling Law Group is dedicated to helping OxyContin victims and their families take action against Purdue Pharma. If you need help filing a claim in Santa Barbara, or anywhere else in the United States, contact us at 844-295-7558 to schedule a free consultation with one of experienced lawyers today.