Seif and McNamee was chosen as one of a few elite law firms to represent Counties and citizens of Ohio as local counsel in litigation against pharmaceutical wholesale distributors as well as manufacturers. The movement will be spearheaded by lead counsel Paul Farrell Jr., recognized as a premier trial lawyer in the field of medical malpractice, making some thirty appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court. The claims: a failure to report suspicious orders on behalf of counties.
These suits are targeting the heart of the opioid crisis in these communities by going straight to distributors and manufacturers. Each complaint details claims of public nuisance, Corrupt Practices Act violations, and negligence. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp, are the distributors that will answer to these claims in Federal Court, while Purdue Pharma LP, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cephalon are the manufacturers