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The Opioid Crisis: Emerging Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)
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Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Insurance Coverage Webinar. Several decades after the start of prescription of Opioids in the late 1990s, the Opioids Crisis has become extremely rampant. This short-term relief created long-term after-effects with the alarming number of victims and thousands of filed lawsuits. Unjust enrichment and engaging in fraudulent and negligent conduct have been the common complaint of plaintiffs. However, due to the robust defenses from the targets of these lawsuits, various insurance coverage issues also emerged.

As plaintiffs continue to seek compensatory and punitive damages, as well as statutory penalties and costs, courts are yet to have an opportunity to review the scope of an insurer's duty. Hence, insurance practitioners will continue to find cases on whether insurance policies provide coverage for these claims.

In this Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the Opioid Crisis. They will give a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory frameworks of this significant topic while presenting the latest trends, developments and updates on litigation and insurance coverage issues.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • The Opioid Crisis: An Overview
  • Current Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues and Developments
  • Recent Case Law Updates Scope and Limitations
  • Potential Risks and Legal Pitfalls
  • What Lies Ahead

Who Should Attend

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Distributors and Retailers
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Legal Counsel
  • Litigators
  • Civil Litigators
  • Health Lawyers

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Faculty

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Brad Honnold
Attorney
Goza & Honnold, LLC
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Patrick Sullivan
Associate Attorney
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
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Martha E. Drouet
Attorney
Johnson & Bell

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SEGMENT 1:
Brad Honnold, Attorney
Goza & Honnold, LLC
  • Opioid Crisis — Origins and Evolution
  • Legal Response — Civil, Criminal and Regulatory
  • Overview of Federal Court Litigation — Governmental Entities v. Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Civil Actions Against Healthcare Providers
  • Medical Overview — Products and Alleged Injuries

SEGMENT 2:
Patrick Sullivan, Associate Attorney
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Pharmacists:

  • Nature of Claims
  • Issues in Insurance Coverage
  • Standard of Care
  • Goals and Strategies in Defense
  • Litigation Trends

SEGMENT 3:
Martha E. Drouet, Attorney
Johnson & Bell

Physicians:

  • Nature of Claims
  • Issues in Insurance Coverage
  • Standard of Care
  • Goals and Strategies in Defense
  • Litigation Trends

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Brad HonnoldAttorneyGoza & Honnold, LLC

Brad Honnold is a founding member of Goza & Honnold, LLC, a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Honnold is a 1989 graduate, with distinction, of the University of Iowa College of Law. He has practiced in the Kansas City area since that time. Between 1989 and 2004, Mr. Honnold represented physicians, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers in medical negligence and products liability litigation. In 2005, Mr. Honnold founded his current firm and his practice transitioned to representing individuals and families in personal injury litigation, including medical negligence, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Mr. Honnold is a member of the Missouri and Kansas bars and is currently a member of the plaintiffs’ steering committees in the Xarelto and PPI federal multi-district litigations. A frequent speaker on medical malpractice, products liability and trial practice, Mr. Honnold is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers Missouri / Kansas and has held Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating for over twenty years. 

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Patrick SullivanAssociate AttorneySegal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Patrick F. Sullivan is an associate attorney focusing his practice in products liability and malpractice defense, including medical device, long term care, pharmaceutical, professional malpractice, and toxic tort litigation. He represents professionals and companies in complex tort litigation regarding their medically and scientifically intricate and unique procedures and products. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation including drafting and arguing motions, deposing witnesses, and defending client interests in both pre-trial and trial litigation. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, he worked as an insurance defense attorney in Chicago. 

Mr. Sullivan earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School where he received Dean's List honors and a Distinguished Scholarship. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Wisconsin.

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Martha E. DrouetAttorneyJohnson & Bell

Martha E. Drouet primarily practices in health care law and general liability with a focus on medical malpractice litigation. She has extensive experience independently litigating hundreds of cases from pre-litigation through trial and subsequent appeals in product liability, toxic tort, commercial litigation, catastrophic injuries, premises liability, transportation, and environmental law. Prior to joining Johnson and Bell, she also served as national counsel and client liaison for a prominent product manufacturer where she was charged with identifying defense strategy, monitoring local counsel, and determining when to step in and litigate cases via pro hac vice admission.

Ms. Drouet earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Environmental and Energy Law and 40-hour Mediation Training. While a student at Chicago-Kent, she founded the Alternative Dispute Resolution team and placed in 2nd at the Regional Championships for the ABA National Representation in Mediation Competition in 2014. She was a competitor and coach for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team and served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Journal for Environmental and Energy Law and as the secretary for the Kent Justice Foundation. She received the CALI award and was named a Baum Fellow for her work in the Environmental Law Clinic.

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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Basic Knowledge on Food and Drugs Law

Course Code:
   147479

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

For more than three decades, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. has built a reputation as a national law firm of accomplished trial attorneys. The firm has grown from a four-lawyer shop in Chicago to a national firm with additional offices in in Austin, Detroit, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Segal McCambridge attorneys routinely counsel and defend clients, including Fortune 500 companies, corporations and individuals, across the United States in complex litigation matters including, but not limited to: asbestos, class action, construction, employment, environmental, food and beverage, insurance coverage and bad faith, life sciences, product liability, professional liability, technology and cyber risk, transportation, and warranty.

Website: http://www.smsm.com/

Founded in 1975, Johnson & Bell made its mark through landmark class-action cases such as the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and the Bogalusa chemical spill. Johnson & Bell has tried nearly 90% of the major catastrophic cases in the Chicagoland area, and achieved numerous favorable verdicts for its clients in categories including product liability, health care, toxic tort, insurance and business litigation.

While Johnson & Bell’s attorneys try among the most cases in Chicago’s Cook County, the firm believes many legal difficulties can be avoided through risk-reduction measures and careful compliance with the law. Hence, our attorneys provide regular legal updates notifying clients of legislative and regulatory changes as they happen.

Johnson & Bell continually receives national recognition for its trial and appellate advocacy: American Lawyer’s Corporate Counsel Magazine named the firm as one of the Top 100 Law Firms in client satisfaction, and Martindale-Hubbell has awarded more than 30 of the firm’s shareholders its top mark, an AV-rating. ALFA International, a global legal network, named it 2011 Firm of the Year. These, and countless other accolades, illustrate Johnson & Bell’s quest to serve its clients.

Website: http://johnsonandbell.com/

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