Mallinckrodt Opioid Claims in Houston, TX
Move Forward from Opioid Addiction and Overdose with Webster Vicknair MacLeod
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is one of many drug companies that aggressively marketed opioids while downplaying their potential for addiction. The company is currently facing deceptive marketing claims from states, local governments, and private individuals.
Due to the ongoing litigation, Mallinckrodt filed for bankruptcy. As part of its bankruptcy proceedings, the company will need to settle its active lawsuits and provide a trust for future opioid claims.
If you or a loved one was prescribed Roxicodone™-brand oxycodone tablets and suffered from addiction or an opioid overdose as a result, now is the time to file a claim against Mallinckrodt.
With over 120 years of collective legal experience, Webster Vicknair MacLeodcan walk you through the next step.
Call us at (713) 396-5197 to set up your free consultation.
What Is the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the opioid epidemic is a crisis of drug addiction and overdose fueled by negligent pharmaceutical companies. In the late 1990s, companies like Mallinckrodt introduced a “miracle” pain-relief drug and reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to their opioid pain relievers. Thus, healthcare providers began to prescribe opioids at greater rates, which led to widespread misuse of the drugs.
In 2019, a total of 70,630 people died from drug overdose, 10.1 million people misused prescription opioids, and 1.6 million people were diagnosed with an opioid use disorder. Often, people were prescribed opioids, suffered crippling addictions, and turned to other drugs – like heroin and methamphetamine – to fulfil their cravings.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals was the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States.
Can I Sue Mallinckrodt?
Yes. Although most high-profile opioid lawsuits come from states and municipalities, individuals and families can also sue Mallinckrodt and other companies. If Mallinckrodt-brand opioids (Roxicodone™) ruined your life or led to a family member’s overdose, you can file a products liability lawsuit against the company.
To have a valid claim, however, you will need to prove that you were prescribed Roxicodone™ or another Mallinckrodt opioid product and document your experience of addiction. If your loved one overdosed on Mallinckrodt products, you will need to show how the opioids caused their death.
Gathering this information may be painful, but a successful settlement or verdict can help you account for medical bills, addiction treatment, pain and suffering, missed wages, and more.
Our Mallinckrodt opioid claims attorneys in Houston, Texas can help you build your case and decide whether joining an existing settlement or filing a private lawsuit would be more lucrative.
Why Choose Webster Vicknair MacLeod?
At Webster Vicknair MacLeod, you will not owe any legal fees unless we win your case. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients, and we are ready to help you, too. Our award-winning legal team offers personalized legal services in Houston, throughout Texas, and nationwide.
We have the knowledge and experience you need to win your claim.
If you are interested in learning more about your rights and legal options, or you want to build your Mallinckrodt opioid claim with our firm, please call us at (713) 396-5197 or contact us online today – and don’t forget to schedule your free consultation.