Opioid Epidemic Revealed: 76 Billion Pills, 130 Deaths a Day

Two years ago, opioids accounted for two-thirds of the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. More than 130 people died from opioid abuse each day, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data. Thirty-six percent of opioid deaths involved prescription drugs like buprenorphine, codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. […]

Opioid Deaths Surpass Road Accident Fatalities

The chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States is now higher than dying in a car accident, according to a mid-January report from the National Safety Council. Deaths from Preventable Accidents Have Increased 96% Since 1992 The opioid crisis has hit a new high. Currently, over 32,000 fatalities in car […]

How To Take Care of Babies Going Through Opioid Withdrawal

As the number of people addicted to opioids continues to rise dramatically both in Louisiana and across the nation, so does the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Babies whose mothers were either treated with opioids or who have become addicted to opioids are frequently born with NAS. It is estimated that […]

What Should You Do If You’re Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids?

Do you have questions about filing an opioid addiction lawsuit in Louisiana on behalf of your newborn child? Many people throughout the nation are being ravaged by opioid addiction. But it’s even worse if you are pregnant and addicted to opioids. Why? Because opioid addition can cause multiple health and behavioral problems for your baby. […]

Opioid Addicted Babies: What Are the Long-Term Effects?

It’s believed that a baby addicted to opioids is born roughly every 19 minutes in the United States. In other words, 70 newborn babies are born addicted to opioids every day. Babies become addicted to opioids when their mothers have used the drugs during pregnancy. They become addicted in the womb. When they are born, […]

Opioid Addiction Epidemic Continues to Cause Collateral Damage

Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the nation’s current opioid crisis is that prescription painkiller addiction harms not only the individuals who have become physically dependent upon those drugs, but also their families whose lives have been upended by opioid overdoses and deaths. The Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is working tirelessly to […]