TV 7 Interviews Michael Burg About the Heather Gardens Gas Explosion

TV 7 Interviews Michael Burg About the Heather Gardens Gas Explosion

By Burg Simpson
July 24, 2020
4 min read

The Denver Channel Interviews Michael Burg About the Heather Gardens Gas Explosion

A fatal gas explosion occurred in Aurora, Colorado on November 16th, 2018 when workers drilling underground pathways struck buried natural gas lines at Heather Gardens, an adult living community in east suburban Denver. The deadly blast killed an 82-year-old woman and leveled multiple homes. A spokeswoman for the Aurora Fire Rescue said that firefighters were at the retirement community on November 16th to investigate a gas leak when the explosion occurred.

Michael Burg, the founding shareholder of Burg Simpson, represented the family of the victim. Mr. Burg explained that the lack of gas pipeline management in the United States has contributed to hundreds of dangerous pipeline explosions and this has given rise to complicated legal personal injury claims. “Working with natural gas is a dangerous activity that requires industry workers to exercise the highest possible degree of caution, care, and skill. Gas distribution utilities are also required to comply with extensive federal and state regulation. When a gas explosion occurs, it is often due to a violation of these duties by a gas utility employee or contractor.”

Mr. Burg said, “The victims of gas explosions who have suffered a personal injury or property damage have a legal claim in these instances. But filing a lawsuit in a gas explosion case requires specific knowledge, experience, and expertise. Burg Simpson lawyers are familiar with the federal regulations, are conversant with engineering experts about probable causes, and have the resources to bring a gas explosion case to trial.”  Michael Burg and his team have represented many victims of gas explosions in Colorado and other states for over 40 years.”

See Michael Burg’s Interview with The Denver Channel TV 7 News on the Heather Gardens Gas Explosion here.


About Michael S. Burg

Michael S. 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 70 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.

During his 43-year career, Burg has been a vigilant consumer watchdog, representing thousands of individuals and helping their families overcome catastrophic injuries and immense hardship. In addition to representing victims of gas explosions,  Michael Burg 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.  In 2019, Michael Burg secured a $58.5 million dollar verdict in compensatory and punitive damage for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center.  He represented the victims of a fraudulent scheme to illegally sell human body parts of their loved one’s bodies that were supposed to be donated for scientific and medical education and research. The verdict is one of the largest civil case results in Arizona history.


About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, personal injury, gas explosions,  commercial litigation and whistleblowers, construction defects, workers’ compensation, and product liability, including more than 100 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

The firm was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg, an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. Mr. Burg has been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Barrister’s Best as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by The U.S. Legal 500. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now more than 70 lawyers, and has offices in 7 cities across the U.S. Contact Burg Simpson at 303 792 5595

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