Publication Archive: Florida Opioid Lawyers

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Palm Beach County: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

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“The purpose of the ordinance is to declare the opioid epidemic a public nuisance and to provide a mechanism for Palm Beach County to recover taxpayer’s costs incurred as a result of this epidemic,” Palm Beach County Attorney Denise Nieman told The Post. The suit alleges that the costs of the epidemic have been steep…Read the article

Palm Beach County Suing Drugmakers Over Opioids

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New York’s Napoli Shkolnik and Stull, Stull & Brody and the Ferraro Law Firm in Miami filed suit along with the county attorney’s office. The county is seeking to recover damages for use of public resources to fight the opioid crisis. The lawsuit focuses on the growing problem of people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers,…Read the article

Palm Beach County Joined Opioid Litigation

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Palm Beach County has joined a growing list of local governments accusing drug makers, distributors and pharmacies of putting profits ahead of the public’s health and fueling an opioid epidemic that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. About 600 people died of opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County this past year, making it one of…Read the article

Manatee County Joining Local Gov’ts Suing in Opioid Crisis

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Manatee County, the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in Florida, will join the growing number of local governments in Florida suing drug makers to recover some of what the county has paid for everything from the drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose to autopsies. Commissioners unanimously voted to direct County Attorney Mickey Palmer…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selects Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Lawsuit

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Palm Beach County has joined a growing legal battle against drug companies to recoup the costs of fighting an opioid epidemic that is killing more than 1,000 people every year in South Florida. Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to select a legal team consisting of The Ferraro Law Firm; Napoli Shkolnik PLLC; and Stull, Stull &…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selecting Firm For Opioid Lawsuit

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Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York, The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. of Miami, and Stull, Stull & Brody, also of New York are among the three teams of law firms who have emerged as the finalists to represent Palm Beach County if the county files suit against drug makers or sellers as part of its fight…Read the article

Osceola County Sues Big Pharma

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Joseph Ciaccio, an attorney with the New York-based law firm Napoli Shkolnik, signed professional service contracts with both Osceola and Alachua counties. His firm represents more than 100 other counties nationwide in state-level litigation.Read the article

Osceola County Joins Opioid Legal Action

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“There’s been a dramatic spike in overdose deaths [in Osceola],” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC said. “I think this is an epidemic that needs to be stopped, and these companies are not going to stop doing what they’re doing until they’re brought to their knees. I think we’re in the best position to do…Read the article

Alachua County Joins Lawsuit Over Opioid Epidemic

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Senior Associate Joseph L. Ciaccio said Alachua County’s legal action is a step in ending the opioid epidemic. “I think it would be very hard to find anywhere in Florida that hasn’t been severely affected by the flooding of opioid prescriptions,” he said. “Across the country, there is enough for basically every American to have…Read the article
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