Attorney Jonathan Novak Describes How the Opioid Crisis is Being Approached from a Legal Standpoint
Fears Nachawati trial lawyer Jonathan Novak was a special guest on a recent edition of the Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast, where he provided background on the causes of the opioid epidemic and described legal strategies being used to hold pharmaceutical companies, distributers and other parties along the supply chain accountable. In litigation that seeks sweeping economic penalties for damages caused by opioid drugs, attorneys are using strategies successfully honed in the 1990s to hold tobacco companies accountable for damages caused by their products.
“What we’re looking to do is similar to what was done in the tobacco litigation,” said Mr. Novak. “We want to hold these parties responsible, and then we want them to pay to fix the problem that they deliberately caused.”
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