Lawyer Suing Opioid Makers Says Epidemic Demands Comprehensive Solutions

Speaking Monday at an event focused on opioids, President Trump proposed a multifaceted approach to combating the national epidemic. While the details of the proposal still must be finalized, Dallas attorney Jeffrey Simon of Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, P.C., said it is no longer possible to ignore the public health crisis.

The merits of the president’s proposed solutions can and will be debated, but no one can legitimately dispute that America is in the grips of an opioid epidemic that will not get better without bold action. The overuse of prescription opioid drugs in America is a national public health crisis, and opioid drug companies must be held legally and financially accountable for their role in fueling America’s opioid epidemic,” said Mr. Simon.

Simon Greenstone and co-counsel collectively represent more than 40 counties in Texas as well as other states in opioid litigation.

It is important to emphasize that addiction is a disease and not a character flaw. Most people who become addicted to prescription opioid medication only wanted to ease their pain. No demographic is immune to the dangers posed by the addictive and lethal risks of opioid drugs. The lawsuits we have filed seek to obtain more resources for addiction treatment and recovery and to reduce the size and severity of the opioid epidemic in American communities.


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