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The U.S. Is in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic

Every day, 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, both in prescription and illicit opioids, and this can be traced back to the 1990s when pharmaceutical companies introduced opioid pain relievers with the reassurance that they presented a low addiction risk. Unfortunately, this could not have been further from the truth.

Individuals and government agencies across the country have started stepping forward to hold at-fault parties accountable for this crisis and the widespread harm it has caused. ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is proud to stand against opioid manufacturers and others who are responsible for downplaying the risks associated with prescription opioids. Our Jackson opioid injury attorneys are fully committed to this cause and can explain your rights and options during a free, confidential consultation.

To find out if you have a case, call (601) 265-6869 or contact us online.

What Is the Opioid Epidemic?

Opioid use for pain relief can be traced back to the 1800s, but it was in the late 1990s that the U.S. saw a considerable increase in opioid use, addiction, injury, and death. Today, the most significant increase in opioid deaths involves synthetic opioids, namely fentanyl. A combination of heroin, cocaine, and prescription opioids have led to the overdose deaths of nearly 400,000 people in the U.S.

The opioid crisis has had many negative effects, including:

  • The cost of treating opioid addiction, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 per patient
  • Additional financial costs, including hospitalization, outpatient care, and more
  • Higher job loss and unemployment rates in opioid users
  • Serious health issues, including organ damage, seizures, mental disorders, and even death

How Children Are Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Children have also suffered the effects of the opioid crisis. If a child’s parents are addicted to prescription or illicit opioids, the child may be placed in foster care. If a pregnant mother is addicted to opioids while pregnant, her child may suffer from birth defects and other consequences.

Opioid use during pregnancy has been associated with:

  • Low birth weight
  • Preterm birth
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

Growing up in foster care and other adverse experiences during childhood may, in turn, lead to an increased risk of opioid addiction. This vicious cycle must be stopped, and the parties responsible must be held accountable.

Representing Individuals & Municipalities in Mississippi

Our Jackson opioid lawsuit lawyers represent individuals and government entities throughout Mississippi in cases against pharmaceutical companies and others who are responsible for the crisis that is affecting children and adults across the U.S.

Call (601) 265-6869 today to find out how we can protect your interests.

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