Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming American Association for Justice (AAJ) Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar from November 28-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Chalos will be presenting on “Working Together to Combat the Opioid Crisis” on Wednesday, November 29th.
The number of prescription opioids sold in America over the last few decades has quadrupled, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths per year by prescription opioid overdose. The most recent analysis indicates that 60,000 Americans died in 2016 alone from opioid addiction-related injuries. Many surviving victims are filing lawsuits against medical professionals and drug companies for their role in this horrific nationwide opioid epidemic.
The panel will discuss the ARCOS database, organization methods, bellwether cases, public nuisance theory, RICO, and ethical considerations. Other program topics at the seminar include: Talcum Powder Litigation, Genx Water Contamination, Invokana Amputations, Equifax Data Breach Litigation, and Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation, among others.
About the American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at justice.org.
About Mark Chalos
The managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct.
Through jury trials, Mr. Chalos has held wrong-doers accountable, including representing 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room ($1.28 million jury verdict) and a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client.