|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Alyssa Macy, Chief Operations Officer|
|Email: [email protected]|
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma and Others
Regarding Opioid Crisis
WARM SPRINGS, OR, January 30, 2019. Like many communities throughout the country, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is suffering from the devastating effects of prescription opioid abuse. On January 25, the Tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court naming as defendants those entities that it believes are responsible for the harm caused to it and its members. Tribal Council Chairman, Eugene “Austin” Greene Jr., explains that “we have brought this action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our Tribe and its members.” The Tribe anticipates that its case will be transferred to the Northern District of Ohio where it will join similar lawsuits already pending in that court. Any estimates about the amount of damages that the Tribe may recover if it prevails in the litigation are premature. The Tribe does not yet have an estimate of the magnitude of the harm that it and its members have suffered as a result of this crisis.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Alyssa Macy at 541-553-3212, or email [email protected]