Lieff Cabraser Files California Wrongful Death Case Against Alkermes Over Vivitrol Opioid Dependence Drug

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Lawsuit alleges defects and fraudulent misrepresentation of Vivitrol/Naltrexone Led to overdose death of 26-year-old Clayton Stafford after two years of Vivitrol use

February 4, 2020—(LOS ANGELES)—Lieff Cabraser has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against biopharmaceutical manufacturer Alkermes, Inc. on behalf of the family of California resident Clayton Stafford relating to Clayton’s mandated prescription use of Vivitrol that led to a tragic and preventable opioid overdose in February 2018. The lawsuit alleges that Clayton, his parents, his rehabilitation counselors, and healthcare providers were misled into believing that Vivitrol would be an appropriate solution for the treatment of his opioid addiction, and that if defendants properly marketed and warned about the limitations of Vivitrol, Clayton would not have used the drug that led to his death. [Read more…]