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Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

June 8, 2017 

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

June 6, 2017 

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

May 24, 2017 

Alan K. Simpson Discusses Trump’s Budget

President Donald Trump unveiled his first federal budget proposal this week. Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson isn’t a fan. In a discussion with CNBC’s Rick Santelli, the pair derided the optimistic growth projections in the $3.6 trillion budget as well as the hyper-partisan rancor that plagues Capitol Hill and prevents the parties from working… Read more »

May 24, 2017 

New FDA Chief Expected to Take Action on Generic Drugs

New U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will almost certainly halt a long-awaited rule letting generic drug makers update warning labels, which would reopen the door for consumers to sue for a failure to warn them adequately. Michael S. Burg, a veteran Denver mass tort attorney and co-founder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh… Read more »

May 11, 2017 

Burg Simpson Wins Latest Battle in Avalanche Case

In 2012, 13-year-old Taft Conlin and four of his friends made their way through the open lower gate of Prima Cornice in Vail, a ridgetop that sits above a skiable area. After several runs in this area, an avalanche swept over Conlin and two of his friends, killing him and injuring another. His family subsequently… Read more »

April 25, 2017 

Michael S. Burg Defends Gorsuch

As the Senate wrestles with a Democratic filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg dialed into BBC Radio’s “Up All Night” this this week to defend the federal appellate judge. Read more »

April 7, 2017 

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