Section: Outlines, analyses and headnotes not part of statutes
6. a. An individual user of a controlled dangerous substance may bring an action for damages caused by the use of a controlled dangerous substance only if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The individual personally discloses to narcotics enforcement authorities all of the information known to the individual regarding all that individual's sources of controlled dangerous substances.
(2) The individual has not used a controlled dangerous substance within the 30 days before filing the action.
(3) The individual continues to remain free of the use of an illegal controlled substance throughout the pendency of the action.
b. An individual user entitled to bring an action under this section may seek damages only from a person who transported, imported into this State, distributed, dispensed, sold, possessed with intent to distribute, or offered to distribute, in violation of any of the provisions of chapter 35 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes, the controlled dangerous substance actually used by the individual user of a controlled dangerous substance.
c. An individual user entitled to bring an action under this section may recover only the following damages:
(1) Economic damages, including, but not limited to, the cost of treatment, rehabilitation and medical expenses, loss of economic or educational potential, loss of productivity, absenteeism , accidents or injury, and any other pecuniary loss proximately caused by the person's use of a controlled dangerous substance.
(2) Reasonable attorney fees.
(3) Costs of suit, including, but not limited to, reasonable expenses for expert testimony.
L.2001, c.114, s.6.
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