The opioid epidemic has affected countless people throughout the United States, including those in Chatham County. Attorney Mark Tate recently shed light on the issue in an interview with WJCL 22 News, where he discussed the financial and personal impact of opioid addiction. In the legal field, Attorney Tate is working vigorously to fight for victim’s rights and find a favorable outcome for all of those affected by the irresponsible actions of Johnson and Johnson and Purdue Pharma.
In a recent article for WJCL 22 News of Savannah, Attorney Mark Tate was asked about his involvement in the opioid epidemic. Attorney Mark Tate represents Chatham County and several other municipalities suing other opioid manufacturers, and he plans to hold these big companies accountable for their negligent actions. Attorney Tate said, “We hope to receive a far more lucrative payment per resident of Chatham County than what just happened in Oklahoma.” An Oklahoma judge recently ruled against Johnson and Johnson, ordering the drug manufacturer to pay $572 million to the state of Oklahoma for damages involving opioid use.
According to Attorney Tate, the damages may be even higher in Chatham County, and other areas. “The full cost of their product is all of their devastation they have rent on the American public, including Chatham County.” The Georgia Department of Public Health proclaims that Chatham County is one of the 5 counties most affected by drug overdose emergency room visits in the state.
Attorney Tate hopes to secure maximum compensation for those affected, not just for the direct damage of opioid addiction, but its lasting effects.
To read the full article, or to watch the interview, visit WJCL 22 News online.
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