The problem of opioid addiction has become a national crisis. More than 42,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid overdose in 2016, and the economic cost of the epidemic is about $504 billion annually. Alabama has four cities in the top 15 in the nation with the highest rates of opioid abuse. In this video, Beasley Allen’s Principal & Founder Jere L. Beasley reflects on how the opioid crisis developed, and what affected communities can do to turn things around. “The disaster that is on us came about because people were greedy,” Beasley says, noting that drug companies made and sold drugs they knew were dangerous and addictive. Beasley Allen is representing the State of Alabama as well as city, county and other municipal governments nationwide that suffered economic losses as a result of the opioid crisis.
Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.
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