Warren County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers
March 2, 2018
Source: The Post Star
Warren County has filed a lawsuit against companies and people its lawyers blame for the opioid addiction epidemic, claiming that the county and local businesses have paid millions of dollars to counteract the crisis and that the county should be compensated. Many county supervisors say the settlement can be used to help agencies that are interacting with addicts, including those involved in rehabilitation.
The companies and doctors linked to the opioid painkiller industry have been sued around the country in recent years. The New York City law firm the county hired, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, told county supervisors last fall that it has won settlements in other parts of the country.