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On this week's episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Dustin Carter talks about our firm's involvement with The Opioid Litigation. Dustin starts by explaining the opioid crisis - the widespread devastating social and economic effects caused by the unlawful marketing and distribution of opioid pain medications by nationwide manufacturers, distributors, and retail pharmacies. The Opioid Litigation refers to the collective number of lawsuits (in the thousands) that have been filed in courts around the country. Our firm proudly represents a number of local municipalities, parishes and governmental entities across the State of Louisiana, in an effort to recoup the costs and expenses the opioid crisis has caused them to incur, as well as in hopes of recovering monies for these entities to utilize in abating and curbing the opioid epidemic and associated issues in their communities. Our firm also represents a number of municipalities in Puerto Rico, as well as a number of healthcare providers, including hospitals and emergency room physician groups in Louisiana and throughout the country.