Nadrich & Cohen is filing Suboxone lawsuits on behalf of those who have developed tooth decay after using the opioid use disorder medication Suboxone.
You may qualify for financial compensation if you:
- Used Suboxone prior to 2022
- Developed tooth decay
Our Suboxone lawyers will represent you in connection with your dental issues on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t charge a fee to handle Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits until and unless we recover financial compensation for our clients. The only fee we charge to handle Suboxone teeth lawsuits is a percentage of any money we recover for our clients. We will not charge you an upfront fee or out of pocket fee to handle your Suboxone case.
If you can’t afford to have your tooth decay treated, we can get you to a specialist who will treat you on a lien, meaning you won’t be charged for treatment until your case is over. Specialists are willing to do this for us because they know that clients get great results when they hire us.
We have been handling dangerous drug cases since 1990 and have recovered over $400,000,000 for our clients. We have the experience and know-how to stand up to big pharma and recover the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed dental health problems after using Suboxone prior to 2022. You can also text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.
2024 Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit Updates
A lawsuit was filed in Ohio on February 7 by an Ohio man who alleges that taking Suboxone caused him to develop permanent damage to his teeth, resulting in the necessity of significant dental work. The lawsuit alleges this tooth damage was avoidable, and that the drug's manufacturers should have disclosed adequate information regarding the dental erosion risk on the medication's warning label. The lawsuit pursues claims of failure to warn against the defendants, alleging that wrongful conduct occurred in the process of Suboxone's marketing packaging, labeling, testing, design and development. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff and his doctors were never warned about the risk of dental decay and erosion posed by Suboxone, alleges that the drug wasn't adequately tested, and alleges that the defendants failed to tell healthcare providers how to safely identify and monitor signs of possibly severe dental complications associated with the use of the drug.
A Suboxone multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been created by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The MDL consolidates all federal Suboxone lawsuits which allege that Suboxone's manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers that the opioid addiction medication could cause dental decay.
The 15 Suboxone lawsuits which have already been filed, which were spread across a total of five judicial districts, have been moved to a district court in Ohio. Overseeing the MDL will be Judge J. Philip Calabrese.
A hearing occurred regarding if an MDL should be formed consolidating Suboxone product liability lawsuits into a single court.
A Suboxone lawsuit filed this week alleges that a Kentucky citizen was prescribed Suboxone in 2011 for the treatment of opioid dependence. While Kentucky's one-year long statute of limitations has long since passed, the plaintiff is claiming he did not discover until the end of 2023 that his tooth decay had been caused by Suboxone.
This case will be interesting regarding how courts interpret the discovery rule in terms of Suboxone lawsuits and various states' statutes of limitations.
A lawsuit has been filed by an Ohio woman alleging that she suffered permanent tooth damage from Suboxone, requiring extensive dental work as a result. The plaintiff alleges that she was prescribed prescription Suboxone film for opioid use disorder, and that neither she nor her physicians were aware or warned about the risk of dental decay and erosion connected with Suboxone, and that there was no warning or indication that the medication had the potential to cause permanent tooth damage.
Defendants in Suboxone lawsuits responded to a motion by plaintiffs' lawyers to consolidate Suboxone lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation, agreeing that all of the Suboxone lawsuits have a lot in common, so consolidation into an MDL makes sense.
Plaintiff's lawyers have requested the JPML to consolidate every federal Suboxone lawsuit into an MDL so the cases can be more efficiently managed.
14 Suboxone lawsuits have been filed in the past two weeks against Indivior.
Suboxone manufacturer Indivior is facing a lawsuit regarding the false claims act which accuses Indivior of committing fraud against the federal government. It is alleged by the lawsuit that the company took part in an illegal kick-back scheme along with a company known as Express Scripts, and that financial rewards were given for the promotion of the drug.
Suboxone manufacturer Indivior has agreed to a $385 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by drug wholesalers who claimed the company unlawfully suppressed competition from generic medications. The lawsuit claims that Indivior developed its Suboxone dissolving film solely to suppress competition in the form of generic Suboxone after the original patent expired.
An Ohio man has filed a lawsuit alleging that Suboxone caused him to suffer from serious tooth decay which eventually led to him permanently losing several teeth. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants negligently failed to warn the plaintiff, as well as the plaintiff's doctors, that Suboxone could cause tooth decay.
When to File a Suboxone Lawsuit
Suboxone has been linked with dental health issues, which have become problematic for those who have been prescribed the drug. Side effects which may indicate you’re eligible to file a Suboxone lawsuit include:
Extensive Tooth Decay
A 2022 study found an increased risk of negative dental outcomes is associated with the use of Suboxone. There are two reasons for this:
- Suboxone is acidic, as its pH is 3.4 when it is dissolved in water.
- A 2013 study found that Suboxone users produce about 50 percent less saliva on average. Saliva helps our bodies regulate the pH level inside our mouths.
So, when people use Suboxone, it increases the acidity level in their mouth while simultaneously reducing the amount of saliva in their mouth. Since saliva is our body’s way of naturally reducing acidity in our mouth, the result is tooth decay caused by acidity.
The acidity in the mouth that Suboxone causes can lead to:
- Tooth decay
- Dental caries
- Tooth loss
- Dental crowns
- Crown replacement
These issues can lead to emotional distress.
Suboxone may cause issues with the gums, such as inflammation of the gums as well as periodontal disease, which can severely impact one’s dental health.
Many of the dental issues that Suboxone can cause can also lead to dental infections. Dental and mouth infections aren’t just costly and painful, but they also have the potential to spread. Because of this, they can present severe risks to the elderly or immunocompromised.
We have seen multiple complaints of cracked teeth and fractured teeth from users of Suboxone film strips.
Many users of Suboxone get a dry mouth, meaning they don’t produce enough saliva. This can lead to dental issues since saliva can protect teeth from tooth decay.
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat opioid addiction and reduce its impacts, such as cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Suboxone is in the form of a sublingual film which is dissolved underneath the tongue or on the cheek’s inside.
Buprenorphine helps to prevent symptoms of withdrawal which are caused by the cessation of use of other opioids. The other active ingredient in Suboxone, Naloxone, is known as an opioid antagonist – it blocks opioids’ effects.
Research Connecting Suboxone with Tooth Decay
Suboxone has been linked with tooth decay by multiple scientific studies and reviews.
- Harvard researchers published a 2012 case report detailing the case of a Suboxone patient who experienced a sudden oral health decline. The patient needed treatment for extensive tooth decay in numerous teeth, and the authors concluded that chronic use of Suboxone may have caused her tooth decay.
- A 2013 case series highlighted multiple cases of dental problems associated with the use of sublingual buprenorphine.
- In 2022, researchers discovered that the use of Suboxone is associated with a higher risk of experiencing dental caries or tooth loss.
In addition, the FDA warned in January 2022 that dental injuries had been reported regarding Suboxone’s use, including severe tooth decay, loss of teeth, cavities and oral infections.
How Much is a Suboxone Settlement Worth?
There is no one general answer to this question. The value of your individual Suboxone case will depend on the individual circumstances of your case. In addition, no settlements have been reached yet regarding Suboxone lawsuits, so there is no average settlement amount.
The value of your Suboxone lawsuit will depend on the damages you have incurred. You may be eligible for financial compensation for many forms of damages, including but not limited to:
Medical Bills/Dental Bills
You may be eligible for any medical bills or dental bills you have already incurred as a result of your dental injuries caused by Suboxone. In addition, you may require future treatment which will generate yet more expenses. We can help you recover compensation for any medical expenses or dental expenses related to the dental issues you suffered due to Suboxone.
You may have had to take time off from work to have your dental injuries treated. In addition, if you suffered a serious side effect such as an infection, you may have been too sick to work for a period of time. We can help you recover financial compensation for any wages you were unable to earn due to your dental injuries.
Pain and Suffering
Your dental injuries may have caused you to endure physical pain and mental suffering. We have over three decades of experience in placing accurate values on our clients’ pain and suffering and ensuring they’re fairly compensated for it.
The Defendants of the Suboxone Lawsuit
The primary defendant in Suboxone lawsuits is Indivior, the drug’s manufacturer.
It is being alleged that Indivior knew or should have known that Suboxone could cause tooth decay, yet failed to warn patients or doctors about this risk.
Indivior is being accused of manufacturing a product which is defective by design since, even when it is manufactured correctly and used as instructed, it can cause severe tooth decay.
Indivior is also being accused of negligently failing to adequately test Suboxone.
Is There a Suboxone Class Action Lawsuit?
Indivior is not currently facing a class action lawsuit. Individual lawsuits are being filed against Indivior by plaintiffs who allege that Suboxone caused them to suffer dental injuries.
Contact our Legal Team Today
If you have suffered dental injuries because of Suboxone, you need lawyers by your side with experience taking on big pharma.
Indivior posted $901 million in revenue in 2022. They can afford great lawyers.
However, we’ve been taking on big pharma, and winning, for over 30 years. We have the experiences and resources to take on even the biggest companies and win, and we have a proven track record in doing so.
If you’ve suffered from dental injuries as a result of using Suboxone, we can help you recover compensation for dental bills, medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and more.
Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed dental injuries after taking Suboxone.
Remember, we won’t charge a fee until and unless we recover money to compensate you for your Suboxone injuries.
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