Calcasieu, four other parishes sue opioid manufacturers

KATC - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso has joined four other sheriffs to sue opioid manufacturers.

Laborde Earles, a Louisiana law firm, filed the suits today on behalf of Mancuso and sheriffs in Washington, Ouachita, Sabine and Vernon parishes against pharmaceutical companies and physicians over the alleged fraudulent marketing of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to increased crime and delinquency across Louisiana.