Mayor announces lawsuit against opioid companies

Mayor announces lawsuit against opioid companies

Mayor announces lawsuit against opioid companies

Damages Augusta will seek may cover the added cost of law enforcement, medical care and treatment for addiction, emergency medical care for overdoses and other expenses resulting from opioid abuse, LeBlanc said.

The national trade association representing drug distributors said the firms aren’t “willing to be scapegoats” for the opioid crisis.

The agreement approved by the commission Tuesday gives the law firms 30 percent of gross damages awarded plus expenses, up to 50 percent of damages.

Davis and other city officials did not respond to requests for comment after issuing the announcement Thursday. Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan said he hopes the city will unite to compile the needed information to make a good case.

var shortStory = “n”; Augusta’s lawsuit seeking compensation for damages from the nation’s opioid epidemic will go after the distribution chain responsible under federal law for monitoring distribution of the dangerous painkillers, the lead attorney in the suit said.


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