Federal Court Approves Hospital Complaint on Opioids

MDL Judge Dan Aaron Polster issued an order on April 3, 2020, upholding in principal part, hospital claims against manufacturers, distributors and large retail pharmacies who, the complaint allege, were responsible for the national opioid crisis.  Judge Polster’s opinion is the third opinion upholding hospitals’ claims.  State courts in Tucson, Arizona and in West Virginia have upheld hospitals’ claims.  No court has dismissed them.