Examining the Opioid Crisis: What Are My Options?

Published on Feb 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm in Legal Information.

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to respond to an article a friend, Nick Rishwain, wrote about Kentucky’s opioid crisis and Attorney General Andy Beshear’s complaint that was recently filed against McKesson Corp., one of the major pharmaceutical corporations that is responsible for manufacturing prescription painkillers. According to the complaint, McKesson Corp. helped “fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.”

In his article, Nick, legal technology expert, examined how the lawsuit will likely proceed, what both sides may try and argue, and how those arguments may take place. There’s no denying the fact that lawsuits like these will take up a ton of news headline space in the weeks, months, and even years to come. We have a great deal of work ahead of us to put an end to opioid overdoses, and our work is just beginning—here in Kentucky and nationwide.

Can You Afford a Personal Injury Attorney in Kentucky?

Published on Jul 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm in Legal Information.

It is quite often that I do consultations with Kentucky residents long after they have been involved in a car wreck. Unfortunately, sometimes people do irreparable harm to their case by the time they set foot in my office. I always ask why it took so long for them to consult an attorney, and I get a wide variety of answers. But there is one answer I receive far more often than any other:

“I didn’t think I could afford an attorney.”

This could not be farther from the truth. Personal injury attorneys represent injury victims who have been involved in a car wreck on a “contingency” basis. A contingency agreement means that for the attorney to earn any fee from your case, there must be a recovery for you. This means no out of pocket expenses for the client. The client is not required to pay a retainer for the attorney’s services. The client will never receive a bill from the attorney asking them to pay for the attorney’s time spent on the case. And if there is no recovery at the end of the case, there will be no attorney’s fee.

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