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Task Force Focused on Fighting Opioid Manufacturers

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While Americans are coping with the same amount of pain as ever, opioid prescriptions have quadrupled

since 1999. The availability of opioids, despite the high risks of addiction and overdose, has made them popular as medical treatments and recreational drugs.  The opioid epidemic claims as many lives as 9/11 every three weeks. The CDC estimates that the abuse of powerful prescription painkillers costs the economy more than $78.5 billion annually.

A special task force, focused on seeking justice for Local and State municipalities for costs associated with the epidemic, will be holding a web seminar Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2pm.  Former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's Office of Diversion Control, Joe Rannazzisi, has joined the speakers panel to share his experience divulging the way distributors fed opioids into the population, fully aware, he says, of the deaths these drugs were causing.

Our Speakers will discuss:

  • Overview of the crisis
  • Current state of litigation: causes of action & defenses
  • State and federal alternatives
  • Special damages
  • Overview of the science and medicine
  • Class actions
  • Answers to your questions via live chat

Registration is complimentary. This program is designed for plaintiff attorneys.

Speakers include:

Joe Rannazzisi formerly with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.  As head of the Office of Diversion Control for the Drug Enforcement Administration, he was responsible for cracking down on doctors, pharmacies, drug manufacturers and distributors who did not follow the nation's prescription drug laws.

Melissa Sims, Esq., an attorney with Sanders, Phillips, Grossman, LLC.  Ms. Sims has a history of fighting for municipality rights all over the nation is also a task force member. She is at the forefront of litigation to recover monies wrongfully spent by local State municipalities because of big drug companies valuing profits over addiction. Ms. Sims also represented large unions and corporations for recoupment of medical costs and expenses associated with pharmaceutical and medical device negligence.

Additionally, the task force will include Tobi Millrood of Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, LLC; John M. Restaino D.P.M., J.D., M.P.H. of Restaino Law LLC; Peggy J. Wedgworth of Milberg LLP; A.J. De Bartolomeo of Gibbs Law Group, LLP; Jayne Conroy of Simmons, Hanly, Conroy, LLC; Shayna E. Sacks of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC and James D. Young of Morgan & Morgan. The speakers are all dedicated to fighting this injustice and will bring their extensive experience and vast knowledge and experience to the cause. Collectively, the task force will fight for justice and raise awareness about this national emergency.

Join us on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at 2pm for a web seminar that will dive deep and uncover insights into litigation arising from this devastating epidemic.


Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC partners have a fifty-four year history as a leading force in social injustice litigation including mass-tort litigation and is prepared to help victims nationwide who have been harmed at the hands of the world's largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer companies. Leading the charge, the Sanders Firm team is consistently investigating links and developments in mass-tort litigation at the highest level. The firm's advocates sit on the Plaintiffs' steering committees of the most widely litigated pharmaceutical claims. The firm's members continue to lead the discussion at national conventions such as Mass Torts Made Perfect, and serve as chairmen of the reputable Mass Tort Medical School, among many other notable achievements.

For questions, comments and inquiries please call 833-SANDERS or e-mail Senior Partner Marc D. Grossman at Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC has offices located throughout the United States including New York, California, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois, Colorado and Puerto Rico. Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in state or federal courts in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. The firm and its affiliates have over fifty attorneys and two hundred support staff dedicated to fighting for social injustices in the United States.


Marc D. Grossman, Esq.

Senior Partner

Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC

P: 1-833-SANDERS

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