Law Offices of Elliott Kanter APC - June/July 2020

RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF OPIOID ADDICTION FILE YOUR OXYCONTIN CLAIMS BY JUNE 30

Recent studies indicate that over 100 people die every day from overdosing on opioids, making our current pandemic an even harder challenge for recovering addicts and their families. However, as of late February, there may be some relief. If you or a family member is suffering from the opioid crisis, you may qualify for aid by filing a claim against Purdue Pharma. Currently, the company is running a $23.8-million ad campaign informing people who’ve been hurt by their opioid products, like OxyContin, where to file a claim against them. This is essential to Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy proceedings as they try to resolve nearly 3,000 cases relating to their role in the opioid crisis. However, the deadline to file is 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight

Time on June 30, so it’s essential to know if you qualify and where to file a claim.

at PurduePharmaClaims.com. Additionally, you, a legal guardian, or family members can file a proof of claim form. However, gathering all the needed documentation and avoiding the loopholes can be challenging. My office is handling the OxyContin claims against Purdue Pharma, and we’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You can call us at (619) 231-1883 or visit our website at EnKanter.com.

The common claims that victims are submitting include lost wages, death, addiction, and loss of spousal relationship benefits like co-parenting. If your child is experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), you’re even more likely to be eligible. NAS stems from withdrawal due to opioid exposure a baby experienced in the womb. Consequent issues include epilepsy, high blood pressure, and tremors. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is only accepting claims via physical mail, their online system, or hand delivery to their New York location. Filing online with the proper support is easy, or you can find the mailing address

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING AN INJURY LAWYER

THE RIGHT MINDSET FOR FINDING REPRESENTATION

When your future is at stake, you can’t afford to settle for poor representation. Doing research is essential to finding a good lawyer, so here are questions you need to ask yourself to ensure the lawyer you choose is the best for your circumstances.

type of cases they handle and what their expertise is. If the lawyer you’re speaking with doesn’t have experience with your kind of case, they may know someone more knowledgeable in the field.

DO YOU TRUST THEM?

WHERE IS THE LAWYER LOCATED?

You must be comfortable with your attorney because feeling safe enough to be honest with them is critical for your case. If you’re not satisfied with your lawyer, you may not be 100% accurate with them, which means they can’t adequately defend you. No matter how qualified and successful they are, you need to have chemistry with them and trust them.

You will have to visit your lawyer often, so you shouldn’t choose one who requires a considerable commute. Make life easy for yourself by choosing a lawyer in a convenient location with easy access from a freeway.

WHAT IS THE LAWYER’S AREA OF EXPERTISE?

HOW MUCH DO THEY CHARGE?

Most lawyers are experts in a specific area of the law, training in that field in law school and gaining on the job experience over time. Make sure your lawyer is experienced with your type of case by asking them what

In general, you pay more for more successful lawyers. But breaking the bank doesn’t guarantee you get the results you want. So consider your budget when deciding on a lawyer.

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