Unethical Drugs Manufacturers Sued for Their Part in Los Angeles Opioid Problem

May 2, 2018
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Posted in Product liability

Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, May 3, naming nine manufacturers and distributors of drugs for what is described as engaging in deliberately misleading business practices and failing to put a stop to suspicious drug sales. The suit has been filed to hold these 9 firms accountable for their part in contributing to Los Angeles’ ongoing opioid crisis, in which the “reckless and irresponsible” business practices assisted an increase in prescription drug addictions. Los Angeles’ lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S District Court, names Purdue Pharma, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon, Insys Therapeutics, Mallinckrodt, McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource. The distributors have been cited for their failure to report suspiciously large and frequent orders of these drugs.

In the wake of an opioid crisis which, according to recent figures, causes 180 deaths across the United States each day, a federal judge has also consolidated some 350 lawsuits filed by various cities, counties, and states, in which similar claims are made against drug manufacturers and distributors.

Drugs, Medical Equipment, and Product Liability in Los Angeles

While you may be aware that you can file a product liability lawsuit against manufacturers of defective products that have injured you or a loved one, did you know that this option can also be applicable where drugs or medical equipment have proven to be defective and dangerous? A Los Angeles product liability attorney could help you to seek damages in respect of injury or illness caused by prescription drugs and medical equipment, due to the negligence or failure on the part of the manufacturer to warn of potential hazards.

The Los Angeles product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg have over 35 years’ experience in litigating claims like these, with some of the products in question including:

  • Defective household appliances
  • Electrical Fires
  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Defective motor vehicle parts and components, including tires
  • Unsafe cribs, highchairs, and other child and baby equipment
  • Dangerous toys
  • Dangerous drugs or medical equipment
  • Defective propane tanks
  • Defective power tools
  • Defective e-cigarettes and vape pens

This is by no means a complete or exhaustive list so, if you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to a defect produced either during the manufacturing or design of a product or by a failure on the part of the manufacturer to warn of any potential hazards, a Los Angeles product liability attorney could put their legal knowledge and expertise to work on your behalf.

Injured by a Defective Product? Do Not Delay, Speak to an Expert Los Angeles Attorney Today

Whatever product caused your injury, and however severe your injury is, a Los Angeles product liability attorney from The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg has the legal nous required to recover maximum damages on your behalf.

To discuss your circumstances with an outstanding Los Angeles attorney, schedule your free initial consultation today by calling us on 310-997-0904. You will not pay a penny until we have successfully recovered the damages you deserve.


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