Physician Liability for Opioid Addiction and Death: Claims and Defenses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will concentrate on the link between the national opioid epidemic and the resulting litigation. Manufacturers, prescribing doctors, dispensing pharmacists, and corporations involved have all been the targets of litigation. Counsel must be prepared, in today's environment, to address these issues from the perspectives of both plaintiffs and defendants.
- Who is affected?
- Payors (insurers, public benefits)
- Who is responsible?
- The medical malpractice case
- Elements and proof of claim
- Elements and proof of defense
- Insurance issues
- Other litigation
The panel will review these and other relevant matters:
- What are the legal avenues available to those affected by opioid addiction and death?
- How counsel can approach the defense of parties perceived to be part of the problem?
- How do issues outside of a court proceeding, such as insurance and other pursuits of responsible parties, affect suits?
Benjamin J. Fenton
Fenton Law Group
Mr. Fenton advises and represents healthcare providers and entities in healthcare business disputes, hospital peer... | Read More
Mr. Fenton advises and represents healthcare providers and entities in healthcare business disputes, hospital peer review actions, and state and federal administrative actions and investigations. He represents physicians and other healthcare providers before licensing agencies and has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in Medicare and Medi-Cal disputes, such as overpayment demands, terminations or suspensions, and audits and investigations. He also litigates business disputes, representing physicians and medical groups both as plaintiffs and defendants, and represents healthcare providers in the defense of RICO, False Claims Act and Fraud and Abuse litigation.Close
Andrew C. Hazi
Mr. Hazi primarily defends individual professionals, and long-term care and acute care facilities in medical... | Read More
Mr. Hazi primarily defends individual professionals, and long-term care and acute care facilities in medical malpractice, healthcare, and general liability litigation.Close