Opioid Lawsuit Attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our opioid lawsuit attorneys in Las Cruces & El Paso are skilled mass torts attorneys who are representing individuals and families who have suffered injuries and lost their loved ones to opioid use by pursuing the financial recovery they deserve for the manufacturing and distributing companies ongoing disregard for the health and safety of their customers and the public.
Over the past three decades, more than 232,000 people across the country have lost their lives from overdoses involving prescription opioids.
Last year alone, nearly 50,000 deaths were the result of opioid use throughout the United States, accounting for nearly 71% of all drug overdose deaths.
Our Dona Ana County and El Paso County opioid lawsuit attorneys allege that the opioid manufacturers and drug companies engaged in a complex and misleading marketing campaign to promote opioids that overstated the benefits of their prescription use while downplaying the risks of addiction, leading to an explosion of opioid abuse and dependency throughout the U.S.
What are the Most Common Types of Opioids on the New Mexico and Texas Markets?
Like the rest of the country, New Mexico and Texas have seen substantial rises in opioid prescriptions, abuse, addiction, and deaths because the manufacturers and drug companies failed to monitor and report dangerous behaviors associated with opioid use, instead placing profits over public safety.
Some of the most prescribed opioids include, but are not limited to:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
- Morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®)
- Oxymorphone (Opana®)
If you or your loved one was prescribed opioids and suffered from addiction or lost their life to an overdose, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Las Cruces & El Paso today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the liable manufacturer or drug company responsible for your financial recovery.
The Real Cost of Opioid Addiction in New Mexico and Texas
Accidental drug overdose deaths — including the at least two-thirds that are confirmed opioid overdoses — are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
The United States has been crippled by an economic burden of nearly $80 billion caused by opioid abuse, including lost productivity and increased social services, health insurance costs, increased criminal justice presence and the resulting strain on judicial resources, and substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation.
In addition to manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson that have been ordered to pay billions of dollars in damages for their roles in the opioid crisis, other large companies — including McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid among others — have also faced legal action.
States argue that these companies deceptively marketed these drugs, exaggerating the benefits and downplaying the risks.
Contact Our Opioid Lawsuit Attorneys in Las Cruces & El Paso For a Free Consultation
If you or your loved one has suffered severe injuries or death from opioid addiction, contact our experienced opioid lawsuit attorneys in Las Cruces and El Paso at 575-526-4529 or 915-845-4529 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and work on a contingency basis, so if we do not produce positive results for your case, you do not pay our legal fees. Call us now to learn more.