Making Justice Personal


Undoubtedly, you, a family member, friend or someone you know has personally experienced the fallout caused by the opioid epidemic that is strangling our communities. The familiar scenario leading to the tragedy experienced is typically the same: pain pills were prescribed, more pain pills were prescribed, pain pills were no longer enough or too expensive to obtain, and a transition to heroin happened to fill the created addiction. The end, unfortunately, is usually the same, as well: some form of over dose.

This epidemic has left no occupation unscathed, especially the construction industry. In fact, the impact of over doses in the construction industry was fully discussed with John Dougherty, head of the Philadelphia Building Trades, in an Inquirer article published on August 25, 2018. As the interview reveals, John has been spearheading attempts within the building trades to address this issue, as the unions have seen too many workers succumb to the all too familiar scenario.

Our firm has recently taken the fight on the issue to a whole new level. In an effort to fight back against the companies and practices that got America hooked, our firm has begun filing actions on behalf of union health and welfare funds that were victimized by the drug companies responsible. Ultimately, we are working to hold these profiteers of human misery accountable for their actions.

For anyone who has had the misfortune of experiencing the epidemic first hand and/or feels that no one is trying to do anything to stop it, we encourage you to read a Complaint that we have filed via the link below. The information contained in it will certainly shed light on how our society has gotten to this tragic and horrific place in history.
We invite any union leader or union member to reach out to us to discuss how we may be able to help your health and welfare fund, as well.