On January 5, 2018, Vicki Maniatis, partner of Sanders Phillips Grossman, will moderate a web seminar for plaintiffs’ attorneys “Opioid Crisis – Claims, Damages and Science” from 2pm – 4:30pm. Sanders Phillips Grossman attorneys John Restaino and Melissa Simms will be speaking at the event.

Former head DEA Agent Joe Rannazzisi has also joined the panel “to share his experience divulging the way distributors fed opioids into the population, fully aware, hew says, of the deaths these drugs were causing.”

Discussions will include:

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

Plaintiffs’ attorneys, complete your complimentary registration, here.

Sanders Phillips Grossman Attorneys, Opioid Crisis Event Speakers

Vicki Maniatis, partner, Sanders Phillips Grossman

Ms. Maniatis has been an invited moderator and lecturer on several pharmaceutical cases including, Avandia, Baycol, Ortho Evra and ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution. She has written articles on pharmaceutical products and vaccines. Both federal and state judges have appointed Ms. Maniatis as lead counsel on various Plaintiffs’ steering committees including Fosamax Femur Fracture litigation as well as the Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, and American Medical Systems cases within the Transvaginal Mesh litigation. Currently, she is lead counsel in New Jersey’s Propecia Multi County Litigation.

John Restaino, Of-Counsel, Sanders Phillips Grossman

Dr. John Restaino, with Restaino Law, LLC. located in Denver, CO., is Special Of-Counsel to the Sanders Phillips Grossman firm on several litigations including, currently, the opioid ‘mass fatality crisis’ litigation, transvaginal mesh and talc/ovarian cancer litigation.  Dr. Restaino practiced surgery of the foot and ankle from 1980 to 1990, prescribing opioids during that time and has practiced at the law since 1991.  He obtained his MPH from the Division of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008. Dr. Restaino is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy where he is actively involved in scientific pharmacovigilance.

Melissa Simms, attorney, Sanders Phillips Grossman

Melissa K. Simms, attorney with Sanders Phillips Grossman, 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.

“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.” – litigationconferences.com

Sanders Phillips Grossman has been holding pharmaceutical companies responsible and protecting victims’ rights for over 30 years.