Georgia Opioid Lawsuit and Legislation Update

This post by Richard Armond of the Armond Firm, LLC, a personal injury and wrongful death plaintiff's attorney based in Gwinnett County, Georgia, is an update on some recently proposed legislation as well as recent lawsuits aimed at addressing matters involving the opioid addiction crisis in Georgia. 

State Senator Renee Unterman of Gwinnett County's 45th District has sponsored legislation, Senate Bill 352, designed to fight Georgia's opioid crisis, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. According to the story, the bill involves an educational component for students in the K-12 grades, is designed to allow communities and treatment centers to work together to expand access for treatment, and has insurance reforms to protect patients receiving treatment. The AJC also reports that rural Georgia counties are suing drug makers and distributors over misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioids and and falsely marketing the drugs.

Spend a day in any superior court courtroom in Georgia handling a miscellaneous felony court calendar and you will likely see the effects of opioids on your community. It is not uncommon to see people who started off using prescription opioid drugs who are in trouble with the law and have turned to heroin because it is less expensive to obtain than prescription pills.

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury or loss because of opioids, please contact Gwinnett County based injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.