We are representing veterans who were prescribed Purdue Pharma branded opioid drugs and developed dependence (such as OxyContin, MS Contin and Dilaudid). Most prescribed opioid dependence began with treatment of injuries and wounds incident to military service. Once a veteran develops a dependence, their neurological pathways are altered. Opioid dependence causes both loss of life and a reduction in the quality of life.
On September 15, 2019, Purdue and its subsidiaries filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Purdue Pharma has been caught making false claims about the safety of its opioid drug products. The founder, Richard Sackler, aggressively marketed OxyContin to grow the market. Doctors were paid. Misrepresentations were made claiming a low risk of addiction. Purdue Pharma’s hardline marketing caused many patients to become opioid dependent. Unfortunately, the increased prescription of Purdue Pharma drugs also disproportionately impacted Veterans and active duty servicemembers.
Injuries from Iraq and Afghanistan, including amputations, burns, broken bones, shrapnel wounds, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, and paralysis were heavily treated with Purdue drugs—OxyContin, MS Contin and Dilaudid. Studies have shown that veterans face after-service issues including physical and emotional trauma and pain that puts them at higher risk of opioid dependence and overdose.
Andrews & Thornton, AAL ALC, ASK LLP and the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Bogert have formed an alliance to represent military claimants in the Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy. Our law firms are ideally suited to work with other creditors in the Purdue bankruptcy to place the focus on the real victims of the epidemic.
The managing partner of Andrews and Thornton, Anne Andrews, has been selected by the United States Trustee to serve in the Purdue Bankruptcy. She represents her clients as counsel to the Co-Chair of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Purdue Pharma (In re Purdue Pharma L.P., Bankruptcy No. 19-23649, Chapter 11) She has served to represent victims in eight major bankruptcies. In each, injured victims received substantial compensation.
Ed Neiger is a managing partner at ASK LLP. A true bankruptcy expert, Ed represents the Ad Hoc Group of Personal Injury victims in the Purdue bankruptcy and is a powerful advocate for victims of this epidemic. This committee works to assure that victims are treated fairly in the bankruptcy. His successful experience includes some of the largest cases in U.S. history, including Lehman Brothers, Enron, American Airlines, General Motors, PG&E and Sears.
Veterans who have developed opioid dependence from prescribed Purdue products have viable, compensable claims, and our firms would like to ensure that they receive due compensation.
Contact the Andrews & Thornton call center today at (800) 664-1734 to determine whether you have a qualifying claim.