November 21, 2023
Gilbert LLP has been actively involved in the legal battle to confront the destructive opioids crisis in the United States. In the mid-2010’s Gilbert took a leadership role in representing multiple states attorneys general and sovereign Indian tribes to investigate and litigate claims against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and chain retailers, seeking damages and other relief for their roles in causing and fueling the opioid crisis. Our work uncovered patterns of liability that enabled us to shine the light of culpability on numerous defendants who agreed to settlements worth hundreds of millions of dollars for states and tribes to assist communities and families who had been hurt so badly by opioid addiction.
Gilbert also used its mass tort and insurance coverage expertise to assist claimants in several bankruptcy proceedings relating to the opioids crisis.