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Channel 7 Interviews Burg Simpson About the “Human Body Part Case”

By Heidi Culbertson

November 5, 2019  

THE HUMAN BODY PART CASE

Channel 7 interviews Burg Simpson About the “Human Body Part Case”:

Michael S. Burg and David K. TeSelle, trial lawyers at the Denver-based firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, were recently interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 about a once-secret black-market industry that involves the selling of human body parts. Mr. Burg and Mr. TeSelle are currently representing more than five dozen families in a claim filed against the owners of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors and the companies who are accused of buying body parts from them.

Attorney Michael Burg, the firm’s founder, says, “The selling of human remains is an underground industry that most people don’t know about. These funeral homes are defrauding grieving families by obtaining the bodies of their loved ones, at no cost to themselves, and then dismembering the bodies and selling the individual body parts on the black market for thousands of dollars.” “It is unbelievable,” said attorney Dave Teselle, “These illegitimate businesses are buying and selling body parts just like anything you would purchase off the shelf at a retail store.”

Mr. Burg and Mr. TeSelle, who are currently suing body brokers in Colorado and Arizona, have become experts on this once clandestine industry of selling human body parts on a worldwide market.

Read the Channel 7 Interview here.

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Founded in1977 by Michael S. Burg, the firm now has more than 60 trial lawyers located in 7 states. The firm is based in Colorado but provides nationwide legal representation. We currently have offices in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida. Our passion is to fight for peoples’ legal rights and to hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their actions. Our mission is to be Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®. We seek to change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and securing fair compensation for their injuries.
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