The opioid epidemic has been one of the most devastating crises in recent years. Numerous people have been prescribed various opioids for pain throughout the country. Since the 90s, patients were over-prescribed Codeine and OxyContin, among others. Overdose deaths skyrocketed, leading the Attorney Generals of multiple states and territories to take action. In a landmark settlement, McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, agreed to pay out $573 million. Massachusetts will receive $13 million to aid the opioid epidemic.
The highly sought attorneys at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. understand that liability can be challenging in the court of law. In an overdose wrongful death suit, are the doctors who prescribed too much opioid liable? Are the manufacturers of OxyContin and other drugs to blame? In this settlement, McKinsey was found liable for misconduct advising drug manufacturing companies how to maximize profits.
If you or someone you love has lost their life due to the negligent actions of a company, you need a wrongful death attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. will investigate your case to determine the liable party and secure the compensation you deserve. Call today.
McKinsey & Company to Turn Over Internal Documents
Attorney General Maura Healey believes the settlement agreement “sets a new standard for accountability.” In the settlement agreement, McKinsey will be to turning over numerous documents exposing their misconduct with Purdue Pharma and other opioid manufacturers. McKinsey & Company contributed to the opioid epidemic by advising Purdue to:
- Target physicians with messaging specific to convincing them to prescribe more OxyContin
- Allow patients to receive OxyContin by mail directly through their retail outlets, thus, bypassing pharmacy restrictions.
- Focusing on higher dosages to increase sales
- Most alarming, McKinsey encouraged opioid manufacturers to band together to defend against strict FDA regulations. This limited the FDA’s risk mitigation efforts to reduce high doses and save lives.
How Massachusetts Has Been Affected by the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has been raging for decades. The settlement reached for Massachusetts and many other states are long overdue. In the latest reporting year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
- Massachusetts saw nearly 2,000 opioid-related fatalities
- 88% of all drug overdoses involved opioids
- Providers wrote 35.3 opioid prescriptions for every 100 patients
When pursuing an opioid death or overdose death, Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. are premier trial attorneys who have successfully secured compensation for families who have lost a loved one to this epidemic. Liability can be challenging, and in overdose cases, there could be many at fault. You need an experienced, dedicated, and highly knowledgeable attorney to examine your case and investigate properly. Don’t hesitate. Call Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. today.
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