TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A locally-owned hospital system is joining the growing list of federal lawsuits over the opioid epidemic and allegations drug companies lied about how safe they were.
North Mississippi Health Services filed the lawsuit against 25 companies in March in Lee County Circuit Court.
The case was transferred to federal court for Northern District of Mississippi Wednesday, March 2.
The lawsuit contends the manufacturers misled medical professionals about the effects of using the drug.
North Mississippi Medical Center, Clay County Medical Corporation, Pontotoc Health Services, Webster Health Services, Tishomingo Health Services and Marion Regional Medical Center are all named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit is asking for financial compensation for punitive and actual damages related to the opioid crisis.