On Thursday, January 19th, 2017, the city of Everett WA, filed a state lawsuit against drug maker Purdue Pharma with allegations the drug manufacturer was and continue to be a major contributing factor to opioid addiction and resultant community expenses and impact.
Everett city officials initiating the lawsuit on behalf of their constituents, seek to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for failing to take proactive steps in preventing OxyContin from entering the black market as an addictive drug that is commonly referenced as a major source of growing Opioid addictions across the United States.
The lawsuit alleges that as a result of Purdue Pharma being negligent in failing to properly institute effective controls on OxyContin, the drug was inadvertently distributed from Purdue to drug dealers, pill mills, and narcotic rings. As a result, the city of Everett has incurred substantial financial expense relating to treatment and medical care associated with OxyContin drug addiction victims.
Everett city officials contend that OxyContin addiction in their jurisdiction has a social impact on the community and costs taxpayers at nearly every department of local government, specifically via increase costs for treatment programs, police, incarcerations, and other city services.
In response, Purdue Pharma claims to have taken steps to prevent and address Oxycontin addiction which makes up 2% of all opioid prescriptions. In declaring Purdue Pharma an industry leader in opioid abuse prevention, Purdue acknowledged that it shares the nationwide concern over opioid addiction and abuse with city officials.
Regardless, the mayor of Everett was indifferent to Purdue Pharma excuses and stated “We are going to go at them, and we are going to go at them hard”
How hard, is yet to be seen as many legal experts consider the styling of this lawsuit to be a longshot.
If successful in obtaining damages from the drug maker, the city of Evertt will lay the groundwork for future litigation against drug manufacturers contributing to the opioid addiction afflicting our nation.
Do I Have A Lawsuit will continue to monitor developments in this case.
Oxycontin is a painkiller opioid controlled release form of Oxycodone.
Other prescription drugs containing Oxycodone
Chills is a feeling of coldness occurring during a high fever, but sometimes is also a common symptom which occurs alone in specific people. It occurs during fever due to the release of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the inflammatory response, which increases the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. The increased set point causes the body temperature to rise (pyrexia), but also makes the patient feel cold or chills until the new set point is reached. Shivering also occurs along with chills because the patient's body produces heat during muscle contraction in a physiological attempt to increase body temperature to the new set point. When it does not accompany a high fever, it is normally a light chill. Sometimes a chill of medium power and short duration may occur during a scare, especially in scares of fear, commonly interpreted like or confused by trembling. Severe chills with violent shivering are called rigors.
concurrent perspiration and chill usually associated with fear, pain, or shock
The term "acute mental confusion" is often used interchangeably with delirium in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and the Medical Subject Headings publications to describe the pathology. These refer to the loss of orientation, or the ability to place oneself correctly in the world by time, location and personal identity. Mental confusion is sometimes accompanied by disordered consciousness (the loss of linear thinking) and memory loss (the ability to correctly recall previous events or learn new material.
Difficult and or labored breathing
Labored breathing is distinguished from shortness of breath or dyspnea, which is the sensation of respiratory distress rather than a physical presentation.
Still, many simply define dyspnea as difficulty in breathing without further specification, which may confuse it with e.g. labored breathing or tachypnea (rapid breathing). Labored breathing has occasionally been included in the definition of dyspnea as well. However, in the standard definition, these related signs may be present at the same time, but don't necessarily have to be. For instance, in respiratory arrest by a primary failure in respiratory muscles the patient, if conscious, may experience dyspnea, yet without having any labored breathing or tachypnea. The other way around, labored breathing or tachypnea can voluntarily be performed even when there is no dyspnea.
Lightheadedness is a common and typically unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or a feeling that one may faint. The sensation of lightheadedness can be short-lived, prolonged, or, rarely, recurring. In addition to dizziness, the individual may feel as though his or her head is weightless. The individual may also feel as though the room is what causes the "spinning" or moving (vertigo) associated with lightheadedness. Most causes of lightheadedness are not serious and either cure themselves quickly or are easily treated.
Keeping a sense of balance requires the brain to process a variety of information received from the eyes, the nervous system, and the inner ears. If the brain is unable to process these signals, such as when the messages are contradictory, or if the sensory systems are improperly functioning, an individual may experience lightheadedness or dizziness.
The results of an ongoing research study published to the American Journal of Epidemiology by widely respected doctors: Brian M. Lin, Sharon G. Curhan, Molin Wang, Roland Eavey, Konstantina M. Stankovic and Gary C. Curhan, submit that researchers have found links between certain over the counter drugs such as Aspirin, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs commonly known as NSAIDs and side effects directly associated with hearing loss in women.
The research was derived from data provided by nurses enrolled with the ongoing cohort study known as NHS I and NHS substudy Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), which investigated factors associated with loss of hearing in participating female nurses.
Researchers focused on over the counter drugs known as aspirins such as Anacin by Insight Pharmaceuticals of Langhoren, Pennsylvania, Bufferin by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. of Hyderabad, India, Midol by Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, and Alka-Seltzer by Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, Acetaminophen such as Tylenol by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and other antiinflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Naprosyn by Atnahs Pharma of London, United Kingdom, and Advil by Pfizer of Groton, Connecticut.
By researching hearing loss, reported by the nurses, and their use of these over the counter drugs, research doctors ascertained the link between hearing loss in women and regular use of Aspirins, NSAIDs and other over the counter non prescription drugs.
Based on evaluation, interpretation and investigation of this study, Do I Have A Lawsuit agrees with those findings by these research doctors as they are published, in stating that extended or longer use durations of Aspirin, NSAID and acetaminophen were correlated with higher risk of hearing loss in women of the study who used these over the counter drugs 2 or more times per week as indicated by study data.
Women who used these drugs less than 2 days per week did not indicate any increased risk of hearing loss.
While research continues, Do I Have A Lawsuit recommends our readers and community members consult their doctors and request specific information as it relates to you and loved ones about specific risks and benefits of any OTC or prescription drug.
Do I Have A Lawsuit will continue to monitor and research drug side effects and immediately notify our readers of any hearing loss lawsuit filed or initiated by our staff or affiliated attorneys
Intentional Injury Lawsuit Know How To Seek Your Claim
On July 11, 2013, a 49-year-old luxury car business owner initiated an intentional injury lawsuit against former NBA and Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen seeking $4 million compensation for “brutal and unjustified physical attack.” According to the intentional injury compensation claim filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff suffered from breathing difficulties, headaches, and other ongoing medical issues following assault by the former NBA MVP at a Malibu restaurant. A week earlier, an Arkansas couple sued a man for $20.5 million, alleging that they suffered from traumatic brain injury, loss of cognitive skills and memory, and speech difficulties after having been assaulted by the defendant at a Downtown Conway restaurant.
More than 10,000 intentional injury lawsuits are filed by U.S. residents, citing abuse, assault, defamation, violence, and other injuries. While criminal proceedings are initiated to punish the perpetrators, the tort law allows victims or their families to file personal injury lawsuits seeking financial compensation for injuries, damages, expenditures, and punitive sanction.
Intentional injury is defined as physical and emotional harm caused by willful act. According to a survey, almost 20 percent of all non-fatal injuries reported in the United States are intentional injuries that can be controlled or prevented. Underlined by intent to cause harm, intentional injury includes all types of damages committed with a purpose to hurt. The most common examples include
Four LinkedIn users have initiated a privacy violation lawsuit claiming that the business professional networking website accessed their email accounts illegally to mine out contact details and send spam mails. The LinkedIn lawsuit filed in a San Jose federal court on September 17 alleges that Linkedln downloaded addresses from user email accounts without their express consent and sent "endorsement emails" to their friends mentioning the name and likeness of users.
First of such explosive claims against the 238-million user business social network, the LinkedIn lawsuit accuses the website of “breaking into” Gmail, Yahoo, and other user e-mail accounts without permission and sending endorsement emails from them, pretending to be the real user. Such practice of “hacking,” according to the complaint, is motivated by marketing practices to gain commercial benefits and extend its reach.
Spread over 46 pages, the detailed complaint highlights several instances where users made complaints to LinkedIn against sending unqualified and illegal endorsement messages to email accounts of clients, friends, spouses, forgotten girlfriends or boyfriends, business partners and even opposing counsels without their consent. The plaintiffs have also alleged that the social networking site’s Terms of Services did not have satisfactory details indicating such data-gathering and LinkedIn "provides no functional way to stop multiple subsequent advertising emails from being sent."