Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis is working with another Rome attorney Bob Finnell to represent Floyd County as part of a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of pain medications. “It’s a crisis, and we do believe Rome and Floyd County ought to be in the forefront leading the state,” said Davis in Rome News-Tribune article.
The Floyd County Commission will likely join with Rome and other Georgia municipalities in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers — after they've talked to local hospitals, physicians and pharmacists. The board officially labeled the growing effects of overuse as a public nuisance Tuesday in a resolution that points the finger at pharmaceutical
The Rome City Commission took aim at the opioid epidemic Monday, with a resolution officially declaring overuse of the prescription painkillers a public nuisance. Brinson Askew Berry partner Frank Beacham, who serves as Assistant City Attorney, said the word is a legal term that positions the city to take action if the board so desires. The resolution