MOUNDSVILLE — Six lawsuits including county commissions and two mayors were filed against drug manufacturers for their part in the opioid crisis in West Virginia.
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LOGAN – A Sarah Ann man has filed suit against a Logan nursing home over the care his decedent received there.
HUNTINGTON – An Ohio man alleges that a Huntington nursing home failed to properly care for his late mother.
CHARLESTON – A former resident of a Charleston nursing home facility has filed a suit over the care he received there.
HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County widower alleges negligence from a Culloden care facility contributed to his wife's death.
CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.
CHARLESTON – Bandwagon has added Charleston attorney Harry F. Bell Jr. to its advisory board.
CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin shocked all involved in a criminal proceeding by rejecting an alleged drug dealer’s single count of distribution in favor of having him face a jury trial.
CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.
CHARLESTON — A daughter is suing Kanawha County nursing home facility operators, alleging their negligence led to her father's death.
LOGAN – The mayor of Chapmanville is suing the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and two drug distributors after he claims they are responsible for the opioid drug epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia.
PRINCETON – The Mercer County Commission is suing three major drug wholesalers, a physician and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy after it claims they are responsible for flooding the state with prescription drugs.
WILLIAMSON – Mayor Vivian Livinggood has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the town of Gilbert against the drug wholesalers and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy for the prescription drug epidemic that has ravaged the state.
LOGAN – Two lawsuits have been filed against Trinity Health Care Services of Logan after the plaintiffs claim their loved ones were injured during their residency.
WELCH – The city of Welch is suing five drug companies it claims fueled the opiod epidemic in the state, making it the latest in a handful of cities and counties who have sued the drug companies.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who was active in the community has passed away at the age of 71.
WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.
HUNTINGTON – Several West Virginia counties are considering taking legal action against the drug wholesalers who shipped millions of painkillers into the state and fueled the opioid epidemic.
WELCH – The McDowell County Commission has filed a lawsuit against three prescription drug wholesalers, claiming the companies’ shipments of opioids helped create the county’s drug epidemic.
CHARLESTON – As part of a settlement agreement with the defendants, the individual defendants named in the VALIC litigation have been dismissed.