SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Sedgwick County board of commissioners is suing more than
twenty opioid distributors and manufacturers including McKesson Corporation.
The Wichita law firm Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC filed the complaint in federal court on Thursday.
The law firm will represent the county. This is the first county in Kansas to file a lawsuit about the epidemic.
The complaint outlines the lawsuit is to eliminate the hazard to public health and safety caused by the opioid epidemic, to abate the nuisance caused by it and get money that has been spent because of the deceptive and unfair marketing or unlawful prescriptions.
The lawsuit will not cost the county or taxpayers anything. The lawyers involved will not be paid unless the county receives money from the lawsuit.