James T. O’Donnell,
James J. O’Donnell III
1024 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, casebound
Lawyers and Judges
New for 2016
Essential for the legal nurse consultant in understanding forensic drug cases
If you are involved with the healthcare system, you know that cases involving drug-induced injury are as complex as they are common. While the injury to the patient might seem obvious, in reality that has very little effect on the course that the litigation will take. This makes it especially important to accurately evaluate the case.
You will want to be sure that the case has merit or can be successfully defended. To accomplish this, you need the knowledge of the drug development, regulation, pharmacists practice, and which drugs cause the most injuries. This is all carefully detailed in this third edition by a medley of well-accomplished authors.
Easy for the non-medical professional to follow, the book is divided into four useful sections. Part I deals with the pharmaceutical process, covering the liability of pharmaceutical companies, warning labels and clinical trials. Part II examines high-risk drug therapies that result in pharmaceutical litigation. You’ll read about important litigation regarding drugs like opiates and pain medications, anticoagulants, steroids, insulin and oral diabetic drugs, as well as allergic reactions, and liver/kidney injuries caused by drugs. Whether or not your case involves the drug cited you’ll find that the theories applicable to one pharmaceutical case are often applicable to another. Part III looks at the professional pharmacist and malpractice claims. Finally, Part IV covers forensic and toxicological issues, particularly recreational drugs, drug testing, and pain equipotency.
You’ll find this text indispensable for the comprehensive information it provides for all those affiliated with the use of drugs in healthcare, in the community, and in the pharmaceutical industry.
This fourth edition includes brand new chapters on:
The Regulation of Drug Product Information to Consumers
The Role of Investigative Journalism in Improving Drug Safety
Consequences of Violations of DEA Controlled Substance Laws
Addiction as Mitigation
Drug-Induced Aggression and Violence
Geriatric Medication Misadventures
Ketorolac Abuse and Injury in College Athletics
Pharmacogenomics: Using Precision Medicine to Decrease Adverse Drug
The Pharmacist’s Utilization of the National Patient Safety Goals to Contribute to Safe and Effective Medication Use
Forensic Criminal Analysis of Insulin and Sulfonylureas
Marijuana: Pharmacology and Medical-Legal Issues
Marijuana-Impaired or Just Cannabinoid Positive?
Reviews for prior editions:
“Investigators love having one volume that answers all of their questions on a particular subject. It saves time, makes us look really smart, and usually leads us to an expert witness for the case at hand. Drug Injury does all this, and more…. A professional investigation office must have a good library of reference materials, and that library must contain this new book!” —Cluesonline
“O’Donnell…presents contributions of value for any professional affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry who has to take a case to trial.” —SciTech Book News
“Drug Injury is an excellent resource for those involved in product liability suits. This book is a must read for healthcare professionals who recommend, prescribe, counsel, and administer drug products….” —Victor Cohen, Journal of Pharmacy Practice
“Essential reading for lawyers and forensic physicians . . . Fully recommended reading!” —Anil Aggrawal’s Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Patricia Iyer coauthored the chapter on Medication Errors.
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