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Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

 

January 24, 2020



State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot.

On Friday, the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file a claim against the company. That includes governments, entities such as hospitals and, for the first time, individuals who have personal injury claims.

It's not clear how much money might be at stake. Purdue reached an agreement with some states and local governm...



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