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Experienced Opioid Attorneys in Florida
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Florida Is the Epicenter of the Nation’s Opioid Crisis
In Florida, roughly 3,000 people died due to opioid overdose in 2016—and that death rate continues to climb. Palm Beach County, Florida is the epicenter of the nation’s opioid crisis and, in 2016, sustained more than 600 opioid-related deaths. Opioid-related death has become an epidemic trend and has swept the nation, robbing millions of Americans of mothers, fathers, children, friends, and other loved ones.
Economic Damages for Florida’s State and Local Governments Affected by the Opioid Crisis
In Florida, more than 13 million opioid prescriptions are written each year, and many of these prescriptions that originate in doctors’ offices ultimately spiral downward toward the use of heroin and narcotics, homelessness, and death. The prevalence of opioid addiction and abuse has also increased the number of children in Florida’s foster care system, overwhelmed Florida’s emergency responders, and cost state and local governments large sums of taxpayer money.
How Big Pharmaceutical Companies Have Fueled the Opioid Crisis
Pharmaceutical companies (such as those currently being sued by Palm Beach County) are alleged to play a major role in fanning the flames of the opioid epidemic in a variety of ways. These companies engage in manipulative marketing practices and disseminate opioid-friendly messages in order to deceive doctors regarding the harmful effects of the medications they produce.
Contact Our Experienced Florida Opioid Litigation Attorneys
At The Ferraro Law Firm, we are committed to sticking up for those affected by the negligence, recklessness, and abusive business practices of other people and entities, like big pharmaceutical companies. That’s why we are taking on Florida’s opioid crisis by representing Palm Beach County in its suit against approximately 29 big pharmaceutical companies. Our team has the knowledge and skill necessary to take on this crisis and achieve a positive solution for the people of South Florida.
Our highly skilled legal team can offer your municipality helpful insight and strong representation as you seek to preserve, protect, and improve the lives of your community members. We can walk you through the process with wise counsel and help you achieve justice through injunctive relief and awarding of damages.