Opioid Crisis – Class Action filed
Represented by Fishman Flanz Meland Paquin and TJL, EV filed a motion for authorization to institute a class action against the manufacturers, marketers or distributors of opioid drugs, including fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone and oxymorphone.
The class action seeks to compensate every person who suffers or has suffered from opioid use disorder following the use of prescription opioids.
Opioids are a class of drugs which resemble naturally occurring opiates that are prescribed to treat pain. However, these drugs are dangerously addictive, and the growing number of addictions, overdoses and deaths in Quebec and Canada caused by opioids has been declared by the Government of Canada to be a public health emergency.
Link to the class action page.