Opioid Epidemic


The Opioid Epidemic in Nevada

The use, misuse, and abuse of opioids is one of the deadliest drug epidemics in United States history. Opioids are a class of highly addictive synthetic drugs prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain and are derived from opium—pharmacologically similar to heroin.

    Opioid addiction touches every corner of the United States and has affected Nevada more severely than other states.

      In May 2018, the Office of the Nevada Attorney General filed a lawsuit against an opioid manufacturer. On May 2, 2019, the State of Nevada entered into a contract for legal representation in ongoing and anticipated future litigation with other defendants for potential violations of Nevada law and their alleged acts, conduct, and contribution to the opioid epidemic. The firm was selected by a seven member Evaluation Committee and led by Nevada’s Consumer Advocate. For more information about the selection process, please click here.

        Declaration of Findings

          Contingency Fee Contract

            Amended Complaint