At a traffic stop in Derby, Connecticut, police seized 55 pounds of the prescription drug fentanyl. The The street price of this dangerous opioid was valued at $1.5 million. The driver, a man from Arizona, had the drugs hidden in the cabin of his tractor trailer.
Drug traffickers like the one in Connecticut are a symptom of a much bigger problem. America has one of the highest rates of opioid addiction in the world, and much of it starts at doctors’ offices. Doctors who overprescribe opioids put their patients at risk of addiction or overdose.
If you have become addicted to opioids, or have lost a loved one due to an overdose, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak with a medical malpractice lawyer at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC. Our legal team has experience in all facets of medical malpractice law, and can review every aspect of your claim. For a free consultation, call our offices at 866-732-6700 or visit us online.