Date: Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00 P.M. EST
Speaker: Andrew C. Hazi, Esq.
Prescribing an opioid drug that ultimately has adverse consequences for the patient is not, of itself, medical malpractice. Instead, the plaintiff must show that the healthcare practitioner failed to meet applicable standards of care. Andrew Hazi presented during the Burns White Webinar: Opioid Addiction and Death: Mitigating Liability for Physicians. He provided examples, discussed the overall effects in these cases, and offered strategies for defending against such claims by disclosing the risks upfront.