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Michael Burg Interviewed Regarding the Human Body Part Case

By Heidi Culbertson

July 29, 2019  

Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by HLN on Monday, July 29th to discuss the Biological Resource Center case filed in Phoenix, AZ. The Biological Resource Center is a body donation and tissue bank facility that is currently being sued by eight families following an FBI raid in 2014.

The FBI followed a paper trail leading to the center, run by owner Stephen Gore, which they said was allegedly profiting from dismembering and selling human remains without donor consent.  One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the facility had donated the remains of both his mother and grandmother to the facility in 2012 and 2013 with the understanding the bodies of his loved ones would be used for scientific purposes.

Mike Burg says, “This is unacceptable in any civilized society, and the lawyers at Burg Simpson will work tirelessly to get the answers and to hold those responsible accountable for their horrific conduct. These families deserve to have justice.”

Access the link to Mike’s Burg’s interview on HLN:

https://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view/1d85ca94-b618-492a-b0c7-65d3e273256e?token=bd0b8cd9-3b14-4b34-8533-15a9342a5824

Michael Burg

Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, a legal expert, and the founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach and abuse, Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades. Under Burg’s leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 60 attorneys across seven states. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.

During his 40-year career, Michael Burg has been a vigilant consumer watchdog, representing thousands of individuals and families overcome catastrophic injuries and immense hardship. He has taken on big pharma in multiple, dangerous drug mass tort cases including Fen-Phen, Yaz/Yasmin, Ortho Evra, and Pradaxa. Burg stood up to corporate greed fighting against UBS for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors, creating the blueprint for many similar actions by states, municipalities, government regulators, and other aggrieved investors. More recently, he filed a sweeping action against 28 California wineries to stop them from selling toxic wine contaminated with arsenic. Michael Burg is now representing the victims of several fraudulent schemes to illegally sell body parts that were supposed to be donated for scientific and medical education and research.

The HLN Network

HLN is a national news network that airs news by day and mysteries and investigations by night. HLN’s dayside programs feature live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality-driven hosts.

https://www.cnn.com/specials/videos/hln

The Andy Caldwell Show

Please listen to more from Mike Burg on the Andy Caldwell Radio Show herehttps://soundcloud.com/theandycaldwellshow/072919tacs

 

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