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Insulin Overpricing Lawyer

Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law represents the victims of Insulin overpricing in Oklahoma. We help victims and their families file lawsuits as a part of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) that helps those affected seek compensation from drugmakers. It’s critical that patients get the support they need to recover physically and financially from the harm that’s been done by insulin overpricing. Contact Ylla|Gosney for a free, no-obligation case review to find out what your case may be worth.

Should I Have a Lawyer When Filing an Insulin Overpricing Claim?

It’s always a good idea to have a skilled Oklahoma Insulin Overpricing Lawyer go over your case with you. Having a skilled lawyer representing your case could prevent you from losing out on the full support you need to recover. Getting less than you should in a settlement or judgment means you or your family would have to pay leftover damages out of your own pockets.

In MDL cases, judges usually consider each case separately and determine payouts separately. You’ll want to make sure your case is presented to the court clearly, with all evidence in place, so that a judge has the best chance to make a positive decision on your case. Your lawyer would defend your interests and make sure every hardship you and your family had suffered was considered before a judgment was made.

Why Are Patients Suing Insulin Makers?

Patients are suing drug manufacturers and those who oversee pharmacy benefits and accusing them of collaborating to raise insulin prices. Insulin is a critical medication for type 1 diabetes sufferers and for some with type 2 diabetes. It controls the blood sugar levels of patients. Sufferers who stop taking insulin can die within weeks.

The CDC explains why there’s no known way to cure diabetes, and it’s something patients must manage their entire lives. Stopping doses for periods can lead to kidney damage, hearing and vision loss, and foot complications that may force an amputation.

CNN reports that over 8 million Americans rely on insulin to survive. They found that at least one in four patients have had difficulty paying for doses, sometimes leading to life-threatening consequences.

Recent lawsuits allege that some patients had to go without the medication altogether while others had to skip certain doses. The lawsuits detail how it’s believed that pharmaceutical companies conspired with Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), like Express Scripts, to keep covering insulin for patients at very high prices. PBMs may have been offered large rebates to keep the high-priced insulin on certain health plans.

Health insurance providers and government agencies providing health insurance may have been charged far beyond what was fair. Those costs were passed on to patients who often had to make difficult financial decisions to afford the lifesaving drug.

What Is a MultiDistrict Litigation?

The many cases against pharmaceutical companies and PBMs have been organized into a MultiDistrict Litigation or MDL case. In an MDL, multiple related federal civil lawsuits from around the country are grouped and assigned to one federal district court.

It’s a way of pooling resources for victims and helping the court system process an overload of cases faster.

An MDL is like a class-action lawsuit, but in class-action lawsuits, all cases are usually combined into one giant case that’s decided in a single trial. All plaintiffs are usually awarded a similar amount if the case is successful. In an MDL, each case is decided separately and the level of compensation is decided for each victim depending on the level of damages.

MDL cases are very complex. One law firm may be assigned to move everyone’s cases forward, but having your own legal representative can be a true advantage. Your Ylla|Gosney Lawyer would make sure your hardships and pain received the proper consideration as the division of settlement money or a court judgment was decided.

Who Is Responsible for Insulin Overpricing?

An insulin overpricing claim will be directed at the pharmaceutical companies that produce insulin. The Pharmacy Benefit Management Organizations that continued to pay artificially high prices and keep the insulin makers in their plans would also be targeted.

Three drug makers supply around 90% of the world’s insulin supply:

  • Sanofi
  • Novo Norodisk
  • Eli Lily

The PBMs they allegedly conspired with to raise insulin prices include:

  • CVS Caremark ( A part of the CVS Pharmacy chain)
  • Express Scripts (The Cigna Group)
  • OPTUMRx (UnitedHealth Group)

The lawsuits filed against these and other providers allege things like deceptive and unfair trade practices and violations of The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

If found guilty, these massive businesses would owe insulin patients financial restitution for the shady behavior used to drive up drug prices.

What Kind of Things Can Earn Compensation for Insulin Overpricing Victims?

Ylla|Gosney would be helping you catalog each and every physical, emotional, and financial damage caused by the inflated price of such an essential drug. Our researchers would retrieve evidence from years back to show the damage overpricing had caused. It’s absolutely key to make sure the court is aware of everything you’ve endured due to the unavailability or extreme price of insulin. Anything left out of a lawsuit would be damages left for a family to pay out of their own pockets.

These and other factors would all have to be considered when determining the size of an insulin overpricing settlement check or judgment:

  • Reimbursement for all medical bills resulting from the complications caused by going without insulin.
  • Support for the long-term damaging effects of untreated high blood sugar levels.
  • Other financial struggles while having to prioritize a lifesaving dose of insulin.
  • Support for families in a wrongful death claim after insulin prices contributed to a diabetes patient dying due to lack of access to medicine.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life when patients can’t participate in hobbies and family activities.
  • Anxiety and stress resulting from poor health and financial issues caused by high prescription prices.
  • Loss of income due to health issues caused by a lack of access to prescription medicine.

Contact an Oklahoma Insulin Overpricing Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one were affected physically or financially by the greed of insulin manufacturers, please contact an Oklahoma Insulin Overpricing Lawyer for a free consultation. You’ll speak with a real lawyer at Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law in a confidential case review. It’s a way to learn the value of your case and how to hold giant pharmaceutical companies fully responsible.

There’s no obligation, but if you feel we can help you earn more for your case, you won’t need any money to hire us. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the compensation an insulin maker is ordered to pay you.