KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against opioid makers can move forward, overturning a lower court that had dismissed the claims.
Counties across the nation are suing Big Pharma to recover costs associated with the opioid epidemic. In Tennessee, Attorney General Herbert Slatery doesn't want just a piece of that pie, but all of it.
The list of East Tennessee prosecutors seeking legal retribution against four pharmaceutical companies, accused of fraudulently marketing opioids, continues to grow.
A Washington County man who said he endures constant pain from training injuries he received while serving as a Marine filed a lawsuit earlier this month over a forced opioid tapering policy that eliminates or severely eliminates veterans access to the pain medication.
The sheer magnitude of opioids dispensed by a Morristown doctor was reason enough for three local district attorneys to add to include him in a sweeping lawsuit filed last month, Second Judicial District Attorney General Barry Staubus said.