48 States File Lawsuits Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Their Role in Opioid Crisis

The country’s opioid addiction crisis has led to every state except one to file lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.

The attorney general in Nebraska has the state sitting on the sidelines while others are filing claims to sue the companies, drug makers and distributors. 

The opioid crisis has played a part in more than 390,000 deaths in the U.S. from 2000 to 2017.

48 states have filed claims to recover damages that they say are caused by the opioid crisis.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessell says she also plans to sue, asking for outside law firms to help with the case.