Millions of Americans are addicted to prescription opioids, and tens of thousands die annually from opioid overdoses. Across this country every day, children are born opioid-addicted. Indeed, the number of people who take prescription opioids for non-medical purposes is far greater than the number who use cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens combined.
America is reeling from a massive public health crisis, and Gilbert LLP is a leader in the legal fight to stem the opioid epidemic throughout the nation and to establish effective, long-lasting solutions. We approach this challenge with the same insight, innovation and commitment we bring to every problem we confront, devising and implementing strategic, enterprising paths to the best outcomes possible. Specifically, the firm represents multiple states attorneys general and sovereign Indian tribes in litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors, chain retailers and others seeking damages and other relief for their roles in causing and fueling the opioid crisis. Gilbert brings to these cases and other pending opioid-related litigation its considerable experience and successful track record negotiating historic, complex multiparty settlements in mass-tort and other matters. Gilbert also is utilizing its insurance expertise to determine the extent to which insurance may be available to fund potential solutions.