Opioid Settlement Sealed in Cincinnati

By James Parker
August 31, 2021

The opioid crisis has raged on for over a decade. Recently, manufacturers have been settling a massive number of lawsuits and multidistrict litigations (MDLs) against them in an attempt to save face and move forward. One such opioid settlement is proceeding in Ohio over the protests of the local mayor.

On August 18, the city council of Cincinnati rejected a resolution that would have allowed the city to opt out of an $808 million settlement with the nation’s three largest drug distributors: McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation. The settlement was chiefly negotiated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley expressed his displeasure with the settlement saying, "It's a joke" and “far too little money and accountability.” Under the settlement agreement, Cincinnati will receive $3.8 million of the settlement over a 17-year period.

Instead of joining the State AG’s settlement, Mayor Cranley and city attorneys favored proceeding in court next month with their own claims against the defendants. While they argued that a separate fight might get a better outcome, none of them could promise a specific outcome. In the end, the city council did not agree with Mayor Cranley.

If you have been impacted by the opioid crisis, you may be able to recover financial costs. In order to qualify for a spot at these settlement talks, you will need a mass torts attorney. 

An experienced mass torts attorney can add your case to the MDLs taking place across the nation. A mass torts attorney who takes your case can also advocate for your interests and back out of a settlement deal that does not sufficiently compensate you. The best place to find a mass torts attorney is with Attorney at Law.

At AAL, our nationwide network of attorneys and law firms matches you with the best mass torts attorney in your area. Our partners have the resources, legal expertise and experience to take on the biggest corporations. In addition to a distinguished case record, our partners also specialize in client care.

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