Can I File a Suboxone Lawsuit for Tooth Decay?

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A new law in Michigan has made it easier for victims of pharmaceutical negligence to seek justice against those responsible. This includes those who have suffered oral damage after using Suboxone film to treat opioid addiction.

If you have suffered harm after using Suboxone strips, contact us today to learn about your options. So many people have reported tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral infections after using Suboxone strips that these cases have been consolidated in one Federal Court. Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is on the executive committee of this litigation and will lead the charge in holding the manufacturer responsible.

Our Houston product liability lawyer has previously led multidistrict dangerous drug litigation against pharmaceutical companies, and we’re prepared to take them on again.

New Michigan Law Makes it Easier to Sue Drug Companies

Earlier this year, Michigan lawmakers repealed a law that essentially gave drug companies immunity from defective product lawsuits. As of mid-February, the protections drug makers enjoyed under the now-repealed Michigan Product Liability Act (MPLA) have ended. This effectively makes Michigan the last state in the country to ditch its shield laws for major pharmaceutical companies.

As a result, people in Michigan injured by defective pharmaceutical products now have more opportunities to seek recovery from manufacturers and sellers. This includes those who were harmed after using Suboxone film.

Suboxone Film Linked to Dental Injuries to Consumers

What is Suboxone film, and why is it allegedly causing harm?

Invidior, an international pharmaceutical company, manufactured Suboxone, which was intended to treat opioid addiction by curbing cravings. Treatment options included oral tablets and transmucosal films.

Hundreds of people who used transmucosal films say that they suffered harm as a result. They claim that Suboxone strips cause tooth decay, tooth erosion, and oral infections.

Suboxone film users would place the strip beneath their tongue for roughly 10 minutes. The strips contain buprenorphine and naloxone, which are acidic ingredients. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these chemicals have been linked to serious dental problems like “tooth decay, cavities, oral infections, and loss of teeth.”

Repeated use can lead to the demineralization of tooth enamel, a coating that protects your teeth. If the user immediately brushes their teeth during this period of demineralization, it can increase the risk of oral health hazards.

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable

Thanks to the Michigan legislature, Michigan residents can finally seek relief and recovery from pharmaceutical companies that played a role in their serious injuries or deaths of loved ones. To succeed in a personal injury claim, you must establish that you used the product and that the product resulted in your oral injury.

You do not want to do this alone. You need a team that knows how to hold these major corporations accountable.

Contact our Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawyers for Help

Have you suffered tooth decay, gum infections, or other ill effects after using Suboxone film? Talk to our defective product attorneys to learn more about your rights during a free consultation.

For several decades, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs have helped injured victims and their families seek justice against those responsible. We led the multidistrict pharmaceutical litigation against dangerous drugs like Fen-Phen, Vioxx, and Topamax. We are experienced in achieving successful results when taking on corporate giants, and we’re ready to help you if you’ve been harmed after using Suboxone film strips.

Contact us today to learn about your Suboxone lawsuit, compensation options and legal rights.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we draw from over a century of combined legal know-how and expertise. With the tenacity to win and the resources to get us there, our lawyers provide strong representation for injured victims and their families.