Bucks County, Pennsylvania, may be entitled to recover damages from prescription opioid producers and marketers in Bucks County, PA opioid litigation. Bucks County has suffered significant costs due to the ever-expanding nationwide opioid crisis. According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) data, Bucks County (total population 625,249) experienced a 43% increase in overdose deaths from 2015 to 2016. Most of these overdoses were from opioids heroin and fentanyl. See DEA Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania, 2016, (U) Appendix Figure 18.

The Buck’s County Coroner reported that fentanyl was the opioid most often involved in County drug overdoses in 2016. The opioid was detected in 90 out of 158, or 53% of the overdose deaths.

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Marketers of prescription opioids have aggressively and illegally misrepresented the addictive dangers of prescription opioids. These practices have resulted in a national epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse. Deceptive advertising and excessive sales of prescription opioids created a crisis of opioid addiction and abuse in Bucks County, resulting in excessive County costs.

Counties and municipalities across the country are seeking damages for excessive costs related to the opioid epidemic through legal action against prescription opioid producers and marketers. An MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) was formed on December 5, 2017, to simplify the pre-trial and discovery phases of federal opioid lawsuits. Federal opioid cases commenced by governmental entities such as Bucks County will be filed in the MDL court in the Northern District of Ohio.

[See Pennsylvania Opioid Government Litigation Lawyers for additional details about the economic burdens of the opioid epidemic, causes of action, and recoverable damages.]

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bucks county pennsylvaniaFeldman & Pinto, P.C., is a Philadelphia based personal injury firm concentrating their practice in pharmaceutical litigation and medical malpractice. We are part of a team of lawyers engaged in a fight to compensate local governmental entities for costs incurred as a result of the opioid epidemic.

Please contact us to inquire about the possibility of commencing Bucks County, PA opioid litigation.