Families of fentanyl victims could sue drug distributors, countries under this Louisiana bill

Published: May 2, 2023

By: Piper Naudin, LSU Manship School News Service

The Louisiana State Capitol. March 2021. (Phoebe Jones/WWNO)

A House committee on Monday advanced a bill that would make it easier for victims and their families to sue illicit fentanyl distributors and even countries in which the drugs were made.

Lafayette attorney Robert Broussard joined Rep. John Stefanski, R-Crowley, to introduce the House Bill 586, which is intended to help deal with the nationwide increase in fentanyl-related deaths.

Broussard recalled how his daughter, JonTerez “Jaja” Antonia Broussard, was 20 years old when she unintentionally ingested fentanyl-laced drugs and died.

Broussard emphasized that she was the inspiration and motivation behind House Bill 586.

Read more at WWNO

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