UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new Oxycontin cases. The following information is provided for informational purposes only.
OxyContin is a widely used painkiller that has linked to a substantial risk of addiction, long term dependence, financial ruin, overdose and death for many users.
Purdue Pharma, L.P., the manufacturer of OxyContin, knowingly made false representations about the addictive nature of this drug to encourage overuse and placed profits above the safety of the consumer.
Since 2002, the OxyContin attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, Ps.A. have been reviewing potential legal claims against the manufacturer. As of 2007, new Oxycontin lawsuits are no longer being investigated.
The makers of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, L.P. were the focus of a criminal investigation for their misbranding of the drug and for the false representations they made regarding the risk of addiction. In May 2007, company executes pled guilty and agreed to pay over $600 million in fines for their actions.
They were accused of engaging in a “long-term scheme” to maximize sales by providing false and misleading information to doctors about the risk of OxyContin addiction problems. Sales representatives were trained to make false representations that the drug was not as addictive as other medications and that it did not cause euphoria or withdrawal symptoms.
>>INFORMATION: Oxycontin Addiction
The manufacturer has also reached settlements for many individual Oxycontin lawsuits filed by users of the drug who suffered injuries such as addiction, withdrawal, financial ruin, overdose and death.
UPDATE: The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing new OxyContin lawsuits for users of the medication.