Suboxone Film Tooth Decay Lawsuits

Suboxone, a pharmaceutical product intended to treat opioid addiction, has been linked to tooth decay, oral infections, gum disease, and other dental complications when applied in film strip form.

Have you suffered harm after using Suboxone films? Talk to our Suboxone film tooth loss attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs today. We have several decades of experience helping personal injury victims, including those affected by dangerous pharmaceuticals.

There are so many lawsuits being filed against Invidior, the foreign manufacturer of Suboxone, for teeth and bones destroyed that all lawsuits are consolidated together in one Federal Court. Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs are on the executive committee of this litigation and will be a leader in holding the manufacturer responsible.

In the past, we led the charge against the makers of drugs like Fen-Phen, Vioxx, and Topamax, so we know how to take on the big pharmaceutical companies. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Can Suboxone Film Cause Dental Problems?

To use Suboxone Film, users would place the film strip in their mouth beneath their tongue for roughly ten minutes. During that time, users say that the acidic components of the film strip eat away at the user’s tooth enamel. When this protective covering is weakened, teeth are more vulnerable to infections and decay.

In 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about dental problems with buprenorphine medications that dissolve in the mouth to treat opioid use disorder and pain. Buprenorphine is one of the two main components of Suboxone.

According to the FDA, when it issued the warning, it identified more than 300 cases of tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral infections linked to Suboxone and similar drugs.

Has Suboxone Film Been Discontinued?

As of this writing, Suboxone Film has not been discontinued; it is currently approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. However, in an unrelated lawsuit from 2019, a federal judge ordered that the manufacturer discontinue the tablet form of Suboxone due to concerns about “pediatric exposure” to the drug. That lawsuit focused more on the marketing of the opioid treatments.

In 2022, the FDA ordered that Suboxone and similar products containing buprenorphine include a warning label warning users of potential dental disease associated with using these products.

How Do I Join the Suboxone Film Lawsuit?

Several users have filed lawsuits against Suboxone manufacturer Invidior. As of November 2023, more than 100 Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits have been filed. These Suboxone lawsuits claim that Invidior failed to warn users about the risk to dental health associated with their product.

To find out if you have grounds to join a Suboxone lawsuit, talk to an attorney at our firm right away. There are specific time limits in place that you must meet to seek compensation for your damages and losses. Our legal team can help you determine your best option for moving forward with a lawsuit for tooth decay or loss injuries stemming from taking Suboxone film.

How Much Can I Receive in a Suboxone Film Settlement?

The amount of money you might be able to receive in a Suboxone Film settlement depends on many factors, including:

  • Whether you suffered mild or severe tooth decay
  • The cost of past dental work to fix damage linked to Suboxone use
  • Lost wages if you missed work to receive or recover from medical treatment
  • If you require new surgeries or corrective devices
  • Non-economic factors, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and more

At Fibich Leebron, we have handled hundreds of thousands of cases involving people who have been injured due to defective products. When you meet with us, we can answer questions regarding your potential case and guide you through the process. Although there have not been any settlements at the time of this writing, we can explain more about the current status of these lawsuits when you meet with us.

How Can a Product Liability Lawyer Help Me?

Product liability law is a notoriously complex field of personal injury law. To succeed in your case, you must prove that:

  • You used the product as intended or instructed
  • The product was defective (either by design or by manufacturing/shipping flaw)
  • You suffered harm
  • The product was the direct result of your harm

When seeking compensation from a pharmaceutical company, the path toward justice contains many obstacles. You need an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer to walk you through the process, answer your questions, and fight for the recovery you deserve.

Our Houston Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You Seek the Compensation You Deserve

When deciding whether or not to file a Suboxone tooth decay lawsuit, contact our office. We offer free consultations so you can decide what path forward is best for you.

When you choose Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, you pay no fees unless we win. There are no upfront fees or costs, and we only receive payment if we successfully recover compensation for you. If not, you won’t owe us any fees.

Our Houston product liability lawyers are board-certified to handle the most complex of claims, and we’ve received national acclaim for our work helping people injured by negligence. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you.