Fentanyl Overdoses Have Risen Over 500% in 3 Years

Studies show Fentanyl overdoses dramatically increasing. Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid, 100 times more potent than morphine. The drug is often used in anesthesia and for palliative care. The World Health Organization lists it as an essential medicine. However, the drug is often abused for recreational use. Many people addicted to synthetic opioids take […]

Accidental Opiate Intoxication

We represent Nathan Hughes’ family for his death from accidental opiate intoxication. Nathan’s story is unfortunately too familiar. He was injured at work in 2013, including a herniated disk in his low back. His doctor prescribed him pain medication. His doctor increased it over time and did not give him other alternatives. Nathan was not […]

Wrongful Death Suit – Nathan Hughes

Burger Law recently filed a wrongful death suit for the family of Nathan Hughes. Nathan tragically passed away after overdosing on Opiates. He became addicted to Opiates after being wrongfully prescribed them for years, for treatment of his chronic pain. Burger Law is seeking compensation for Nathan’s family and is suing his former physician Doctor […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN UNITED STATES

Opioid Deaths in the United States The United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Opioid related overdose deaths in the last decade with certain states continuing to climb in numbers astronomically. The CDC estimates 40 people die every day in the United States from prescription opioid overdose. Opioids are a group […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN OHIO

Opioid Deaths in Ohio Ohio has the highest number of opioid related deaths of any state in the United States at 3,310 for 2015. In 2007, opioids became the leading cause of injury death in the state surpassing motor vehicle crashes for the first time — it has remained that way ever since. From 2000 […]

The Scope of the Opioid Problem

The Scope of the Opioid Problem Opioid addiction is currently a worldwide epidemic. It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids across the globe. Americas Addiction to Opioids, Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse. The consequences of this abuse are apparent. Since 1999 the number of opioid overdose deaths has quadrupled. […]

The State of Missouri Files Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

The State of Missouri Files Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers The State of Missouri filed a lawsuit against several opioid manufacturers on June 21, 2017 under the direction of Attorney General Josh Hawley. Mr. Hawley stated, “Missouri faces an urgent public-health crisis. Each year, hundreds of Missourians die from opioid overdoses, while tens of thousands more […]

We Will Fight Opioid Manufacturers For You

I’m Gary Burger of Burger Law. We’ve represented many folks for many years in a variety of types of claims, and we’re standing up against opioid manufacturers for their safety violations and what they’re doing to Americans. The opioid epidemic in America has killed tens of thousands of our neighbors. The opioid manufacturers have intentionally […]

The Opioid Epidemic Is a Tragedy We Can Fight Back

The opioid epidemic in the United States is a national tragedy. Tens of thousands of Americans are dying from drug overdoses due to taking the opioids. The opioids also cause addiction and drug-seeking behavior, and addiction to other types of drugs, both illegal and other legal painkillers. The drug manufacturers have made misrepresentations for years […]

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