Our class action lawyers are filing morphine lawsuits for people who became addicted, accidentally overdosed, died or suffered serious side effects from prescription pain medication.
Like all opioid painkillers, morphine is a highly-addictive medication. Morphine overdoses can also cause severe injury or death. In many cases, overdoses occur when people accidentally combine morphine with other substances that slow down breathing. Overdoses are also very common among people who are addicted to morphine and intentionally take a higher dose than what a doctor would recommend.
There is an epidemic of opioid injuries and deaths in the U.S., and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by victims. Over 200 lawsuits have been centralized into one federal court in the Northern District of Ohio — Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2804) — IN RE: National Prescription Opiate Litigation.
About Class Actions
The CDC reported that over 42,000 people in the U.S. overdosed on opioids in 2016. The problem has been getting worse for years. Many victims were injured or died as a result of accidental overdoses. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed, but not in a class action lawsuit.