On April 29, 2019, CGL, working with other law firms around the country, filed a lawsuit on behalf of thirty-seven hospitals in West Virginia and Kentucky against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and their co-conspirators.  The case was filed in Marshall County, West Virginia.  The Complaint charges that the Defendants committed a variety of illegal acts in marketing and distributing opioids throughout the Appalachian region. The Complaint also seeks damages and injunctive relief on behalf of the hospitals that incurred millions of dollars of increased and unreimbursed costs as a direct result of the opioid epidemic created and engineered by Defendants. This epidemic has taxed the hospitals’ resources and threatened their ability to provide quality health care to all in need. Ron Pellegrino, chief operating officer at West Virginia University Hospitals, which joined the lawsuit, said that the lawsuit was “a big step toward asking the responsible parties be held accountable for the role they played in this crisis.”

http:// https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/04/30/us/ap-us-opioid-lawsuit-hospitals.html