The FDCC will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting from July 29th to August 4th at Wailea Beach Resort in Maui, Hawaii. Caroline J. Berdzik, chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor and Health Care Practice Groups, and Michael J. Drahos, a partner with significant experience in product liability and medical malpractice defense — are to present during the Professional Liability and Healthcare section of the event. Their presentation, “The Opioid Crisis and the Blame Game,” covers the many aspects of opioid litigation and the lawsuits brought against a variety of defendants.
Caroline and Michael will explore “lawsuits brought forward against distributors, manufacturers, large drug store chains, and how the climate is now impacting physicians, hospitals, and other health care manufacturers.” Many defendants faced suits from states, cities, and municipalities resulting from the opioid national state of emergency in early litigation. They ask: “Are your clients next?”