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Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

By Heidi Culbertson

August 1, 2019  

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation.

Michael Burg, shareholder and founder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently appeared on the Ross Kaminski Show on KHOW to discuss the current opioid epidemic, and how the opioid lawsuit is seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for opioid-related addictions, injuries, and deaths.

Michael Burg is one of the most successful mass tort trial and class action lawyers in the nation, and he called the current opioid epidemic one of this country’s most complex issues of recent years. “The scale of this case is beyond anything we have ever seen. We are talking about millions of addicts across 3 generations and the cost to cities, healthcare providers, police departments, hospitals, insurance companies, and individuals will easily reach many billions of dollars.”

The opioid lawsuit alleges that the drug manufacturers have placed profit over people and have ignored their role in creating the current epidemic. The drug manufacturers have also been accused of misleading the public and healthcare providers about the potential addictiveness of opioid-based medicines as well as inducing the medical community to promote opioid use.

“We have to step forward and put an end to the American opioid epidemic,” said Burg. “We need tougher regulations to stop pill-pushing and this lawsuit is just the beginning.”

Michael S. Burg

Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert and 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 cities. 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.

Read more about Burg Simpson and Michael Burg, and the firm’s Mass Tort and Class Action practice area.

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