Suboxone is a medication primarily used to treat opioid addiction and it has been very effective at helping get patients off opioids. Unfortunately, people have suffered dental issues after taking Suboxone sublingual film to treat their opioid addiction. If you are a victim of this adverse effect, you may be eligible for compensation by filing a Suboxone lawsuit.
At the Law Office of John B. Jackson, we are disturbed by the negligence displayed by Indivior, the manufacturer of Suboxone and believe that its users deserve better. We believe that defendants in this lawsuit will be forced to pay reasonable settlements to patients that used the product and suffered severe dental injuries.
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Suboxone is a medication that’s usually prescribed in a film as opposed to a tablet that is used to help individuals that are addicted to opioids by making it much easier for them to stop their use of these harmful drugs.
Suboxone works by attaching to the same parts of the brain that opioids stick to but in a way that won’t make you feel “high”. This helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, which makes recovery from opioid addiction or dependence easier.
Suboxone is generally regarded as one of the best options when it comes to treating opioid addiction. Individuals may sometimes get side effects from Suboxone, like constipation, headaches, and nausea, which are usually manageable and outweighed by the benefits of reducing opioid dependence.
Unfortunately, there’s one side effect that’s more serious than those mentioned above that the manufacturer of Suboxone knew or should have known about – dental issues. This is what forms the basis for the Suboxone lawsuit.
The Suboxone lawsuit alleges that users suffered dental issues after they took Suboxone sublingual film for treating their opioid addiction. However, Indivior, Suboxone’s manufacturer, failed to warn users about adverse effects associated with using the drug such as tooth decay.
Our lawyers will consider several factors when determining whether you actually qualify to file a Suboxone lawsuit for dental injuries. For instance, if your doctor prescribed Suboxone before the manufacturer started issuing warnings against tooth decay, you couldn’t have been aware of the hazards. Even if you had regular dental care prior to its use, Suboxone definitely increased your risk of dental problems.
To qualify for compensation in a Suboxone lawsuit, the following 3 things must be true at minimum:
Suboxone sublingual films were prescribed to you for treating your opioid dependence prior to 2022.
You experienced the following dental issues beyond a normal rate:
You sustained damages as a result of the dental injuries caused by your use of Suboxone to treat opioid dependence or addiction.
The statute of limitation is a potential problem for some people looking to file a Suboxone lawsuit. So, if you are unable to find a lawyer willing to take on your case, it could be that you live in a state where the statute of limitations has expired or is about to and that’s why lawyers are hesitant to take on your case.
If you are a resident of Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Rhode Island, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Vermont, Washington D.C., North Dakota, Montana, Maine, Utah, Washington, Connecticut, Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, New Mexico, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolin, and Florida, you are still eligible to file a Suboxone lawsuit.
If you aren’t in any of the aforementioned states, we would still like to recommend that you get in touch with the Law Office of John B. Jackson at 770-626-4310 so that we can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Suboxone lawsuit or what you should do next.
If you have suffered severe tooth decay or other dental problems after using Suboxone you may be eligible to receive some compensation. The settlement amount will ultimately depend on the extent of the damage and all the details of the case.
In the past few years, Indivior along with other pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pay over $1 billion in Suboxone settlements. However, these settlement amounts were for resolving antitrust claims made by various states, the federal government, and third-party payors.
No settlement has been reached in a Suboxone lawsuit. Still, it is estimated that the average Suboxone settlement may range anywhere from $10,000 to over $150,000 depending on the circumstances of each individual case.
If the cases go to trial, the verdict payout could end up being significantly higher. However, it is important to note that any figures mentioned here are just projections based on past tort cases and are no guarantee of compensation in a Suboxone lawsuit.
It’s essential to consult with our experienced lawyers to better understand your case, the damages you may be entitled to, and assess how you have suffered individually from taking Suboxone. We offer free consultations for the Suboxone lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has experienced bleeding gums, tooth decay, or other dental problems after using Suboxone, contact the Law Office of John B. Jackson about filing a lawsuit. Our lawyers can analyze your claim at no cost and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
We know the financial stress and physical pain these injuries can put on victims and their families. Let our legal team hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for failing to warn patients about the risks associated with taking the drugs they manufacture.
Our legal team knows how to build a compelling case and pursue it tirelessly. Call us today at 770-626-4310 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation so that we can determine the eligibility of your claim and the damages that you are entitled to when you file a Suboxone lawsuit.