Opioid Overdose Wrongful Death Attorneys
Experienced, Award-Winning Civil Litigation Lawyers in Houston
It is never easy to lose a loved one, but when your spouse or family member
dies due to a preventable opioid overdose, the loss can be even more painful.
Opioid addiction is now the leading cause of death for individuals under
the age of 50. According to
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid prescriptions has increased by nearly 500% percent
in the past 2 decades. Opioid addiction has become a huge problem for
our nation, leading to thousands of deaths by overdose each year. According to the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription
opioids in 2014, and studies show these numbers continue to rise. If someone
you love was over-prescribed opioids by a negligent doctor, or prescribed
a drug due to false marketing and failure to warn, you might have a wrongful
At Correro & Leisure, P.C., our wrongful death attorneys are currently
accepting wrongful death cases on behalf of families who lost loved ones
to drug overdoses. While our firm is based in Houston, we handle cases
nationwide and will work with the families of loved ones to fight for
their right to justice on their loved ones’ behalf. Our knowledgeable
trial lawyers have decades of experience on our side, and we have worked
on numerous complex cases for our clients. No matter how intricate or
challenging your case may seem, our lawyers are dedicated to providing
clients with the aggressive, compassionate legal representation they need
To speak with one of our trial attorneys, call our firm at (844) 836-8664.
Opioid Overdose & Potential Allegations
Between 2000 and 2014, approximately half a million people in the United
States died from drug overdoses, according to a study by the CDC. Many
of the overdoses were the preventable result of over-prescription due
to the false marketing and negligence of pharmaceutical companies, drug
distributors, and doctors.
Drug manufacturers and big pharmaceutical companies are primarily responsible
for the opioid crisis sweeping the nation. These companies engaged in
false advertising and deceptive marketing in an effort to hide the s addictive
qualities of their drugs. Further, these pharmaceutical companies pushed
doctors to over-prescribe opioids by offering incentives.
Distributors, pharmacies and clinics failed to monitor the rampant over-prescription
of these dangerous drugs. Instead, they participated in flooding society
with these dangerously addictive drugs, putting profits ahead of their
responsibility to their patients and the public.
Some doctors and other healthcare professionals were also negligent in
their prescription of opioids, either over-prescribing the drugs or failing
to notice the symptoms of addiction. Although most doctors are responsible
professionals who care for their patients, there are an unfortunate few
who operate as no more than pill mills, recklessly overprescribing dangerous
drugs with no concern for the consequences.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The laws regarding wrongful death lawsuits vary by state. However, as a
general rule, the spouse and dependents of the deceased are eligible to
bring wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the deceased, as well as claims
for their own financial and emotional losses. By filing wrongful death
lawsuits, families can fight for compensation for many of the overwhelming
expenses resulting from the passing of their loved ones. This might include,
medical bills, the deceased person’s potential future earnings,
funeral costs, and compensation for the emotional pain caused by their loss.
Let Correro & Leisure, P.C. Help You
If someone you love suffered a fatal overdose caused by a doctor or pharmaceutical
company’s negligence, our firm wants to help. Our experienced wrongful
death attorneys can help determine whether you have a valid lawsuit and
work with you to gather evidence against the responsible parties. We will
use our legal skills and knowledge to provide you with the legal guidance
you require during this difficult, emotionally trying time. Let our firm
help you fight for justice and compensation.
Contact Correro & Leisure, P.C.
to get started on your opioid wrongful death case.