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America's Opioid Epidemic & the Law

Presented by San Diego County Law Library & Barbara Durham & Tara Bohanon

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Course Description

Length: 1h 4min    Published: 5/24/2017    
With changes in medical standards of care regarding pain management, there has been a significant increase in the amount of opiate prescriptions and, consequently, a remarkable increase in opiate-related overdoses and death. Families of celebrities and lay-people, alike, are beginning to hold doctors legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their loved ones. What does this mean for lawyers, and how can lawyers optimize the medical records pertaining to these cases?

1. To educate lawyers on developments in hospital pain management standards that are being implemented related to increased incidences of overdose and death from doctor-prescribed pain medication.
2. To educate lawyers on potential legal impact of above-mentioned developments.
3. To educate lawyers on how to optimize their clients’ medical records in opiate-related cases.

Learning Objectives
* Explore developments in hospital pain management standards related to increased incidences of overdose from pain medication
* Understand the potential legal impact of pain management standards
* Learn how to optimize clients' medical records in opiate-related cases

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Presented By:

San Diego County Law Library

San Diego, California


Barbara Durham

San Diego, California

(858) 224-2844

Tara Bohanon

San Diego, California

(858) 224-2844

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