The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.
CLARKSBURG – A Weirton man formerly employed by Pratt & Whitney alleges that he is disabled and that his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated by an insurance company.
HUNTINGTON – A Kentucky woman alleges she is disabled according to the terms of a plan and that her benefits were wrongfully denied.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined 35 states and the District of Columbia in urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quickly adopt proposed guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers. Morrisey and a bipartisan group of attorneys general believe the CDC’s guidelines provide additional guidance to doctors to better evaluate the potential benefit and harm of prescribing opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. “Prescription dr