The opioid epidemic is a national health crisis of catastrophic proportions, and now claims more than 100 lives each day in the U.S.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been harmed by an opioid medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What is Buprenorphine?
Buprenorphine is used as a component in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of opiates such as heroin, morphine or fentanyl. Unlike methadone treatment, which must be administered in a clinical setting, buprenorphine was the first drug to be approved to treat opioid dependency in a physician’s office, significantly increasing treatment access.
Which Medications Contain Buprenorphine?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the following buprenorphine-containing medicines:
- Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film
- Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) film
- Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets
- Buprenorphine-containing transmucosal products for opioid dependency
What’s the Problem?
Although opioids like buprenorphine have a legitimate place for medical purposes, they can have serious, potentially fatal side effects. These drugs are heavily promoted by their manufacturers, and over the past decade, opioid prescriptions have tripled. In fact, data shows that physicians too often are negligent in overprescribing opioids which have highly addictive qualities.
Opioid Overdose Symptoms
- Confusion / delirium
- Beady eyes
- Extreme sleepiness / inability to “wake up”
- Loss of consciousness
- Breathing problems (slowed or irregular breathing)
- Respiratory arrest (absence of breathing)
- Cold, clammy skin, or bluish skin around the lips or under the fingernails (jaundice)
Can I File a Buprenorphine Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the maker of buprenorphine, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of opioids, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of your overdose or other serious injury.
Do I have a Buprenorphine Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in buprenorphine lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new opioid overdose cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you’ve become addicted to an opioid and subsequently had an overdose or other serious injury, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.