NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – August 11, 2017) – The City of Parma, Ohio has become the latest Ohio city to take action against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications for their role in creating the opioid epidemic. The litigation is being led by Napoli Shkolnik attorneys Paul Napoli, Salvatore C. Badala, and Joseph L. Ciaccio.
Napoli Shkolnik is working with Cleveland law firm Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, & Garofoli, Co L.P.A. in its representation of Parma as well as several other Ohio municipalities, including the Cities of Dayton and Lorain who have already filed similar lawsuits. The lawsuit will seek to reimburse the city for all of its expenses and other effects of the fraudulent and deceptive marketing and negligent distribution of prescription opioids medications.
The City of Parma is located within Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Both have been devastated by the effects of the opioid epidemic. Recently, the Cuyahoga County coroner announced that they were out of room to store all of the overdose victims' bodies in the County morgue.
“The fact that the County morgue has run out of space for all of the deceased opioid victims is just one of the latest shocking effects of the opioid epidemic taking place across this Country”, says Joseph L. Ciaccio.
“It's time that the burden of fighting this epidemic is lifted from the taxpayers” says Salvatore C. Badala, “and put on the companies who earned billions of dollars creating this epidemic.”
The City of Parma joins a growing list of municipalities represented by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC nationwide.
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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases, as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos–related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters. With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as affiliates throughout the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.