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The Conner Law Group engaged by City of Alma to fight practices responsible for rise in opioid addiction

The Conner Law Group working with The Tate Law Group to help City of Alma combat problems associated with rising rate of opioid usage.

SAVANNAH (June 22, 2018) – The Conner Law Group has joined forces with The Tate Law Group to represent The City of Alma in its valiant battle against the ongoing opioid epidemic that has haunted the community.

Since 1999, there has been a 300% increase in opioid prescriptions in the United States. As the number of prescriptions has increased, there been a remarkable increase opioid addiction, making it a leading cause of death for people under the age of 50.

Many opioid addicts report that their first opioid experience was a prescription drug. Thousands of lawsuits are being filed against doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the staggering increase in opioid addiction, overdoses, and drug-related deaths in America.

This photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain.

Many of these lawsuits have been filed by states, counties, municipalities and cities such as Alma that are ready to push back against irresponsible actions of the medical community. In many areas, the increase in opioid usage and addiction has led to substantial increases in the cost of public health services, higher drug-related crime rates, and other blights communities.

“We want to thank the City of Alma and its leadership for making this courageous decision to fight back,” said The Conner Law Group’s managing partner, Mike Conner. “Along with the Tate Law Group and Alma’s City Council, we will join together to protect this community, its families and its young people. We will win this good fight and set a precedent for other communities in South Georgia fighting this epidemic problem.”

Tate Law Group, LLC is a leader in the local, state, and national trial bars and has one of the best teams in the nation. The firm was founded by Mark Tate in 2007 and successfully helps injured plaintiffs obtain justice through civil litigation.