The Opioid Epidemic — How Does It Affect Our Doctors?

In this video think piece, partners John Sly and Tony Breschi discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on health care professionals.

The Opioid Epidemic and its Impact

Health care providers are being sued and pursued by the Board of Physicians and Board of Nursing. So if your insured write opioid prescriptions, they need to protect themselves and their pain management decisions, in the following critical ways:

  • Creating and enforcing pain contracts with patients;
  • Obtaining regular urine and blood testing;
  • Diligently assessing the cause of the patient’s pain complaints and screening for aberrant behavior; and
  • Documenting thoroughly and frequently their thought process in prescribing opioids.

John, Tony, and the lawyers at Waranch & Brown are experienced in representing doctors and health care providers accused of improperly prescribing opioids. The list above represents a few of the many ways providers can be proactive in protecting themselves through the opioid crisis. If your insured need further assistance, please contact us. We’re here to help.

John T. Sly

John T. Sly

John T. Sly is a trial attorney and partner at Waranch & Brown. His practice focuses on the aggressive defense of physicians, health care facilities, and other businesses throughout Maryland. He has successfully tried to verdict numerous high-dollar cases and has argued before state and federal appellate courts.