Charles Miller, Partner, Heygood, Orr & Pearson to Speak at TKG's Uncovering the Role of Healthcare in Unstoppable Opiate Addiction LIVE Webcast

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 01, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Charles Miller, Partner, Heygood, Orr & Pearson will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Uncovering the Role of Healthcare in Unstoppable Opiate Addiction''.

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    About Charles Miller
    Charles Miller is Dallas-based trial lawyer practicing in the areas of products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, and complex commercial litigation. Charles grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona. Charles got his law degree from Texas Tech University. Charles was an editor on the Law Review and graduated summa cum laude. After Graduating from law school, Charles clerked for the Honorable John M. Duhé, Jr., a federal circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    Charles started his legal career as a commercial lawyer. He worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges, a national law firm based in New York, and McKool Smith, a Dallas-based commercial litigation boutique. In 2007, Charles joined Heygood Orr & Pearson and began handling products liability and medical malpractice cases. Charles is licensed in California, Texas and Arizona and handles cases nationwide.

    Since joining Heygood Orr & Pearson, Charles has successfully handled over 400 opioid-related wrongful death cases. Charles was trial counsel in two jury trials involving defective fentanyl patches manufactured by ALZA Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Both trials resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts for the plaintiffs. Charles has also successfully handled numerous medical malpractice cases where the negligent prescription of opioid painkillers caused patient deaths.

    While at Weil Gotshal, Charles met his wife, Nicole, an appellate lawyer. Charles and Nicole have been happily married for six years. In his free time, Charles loves to read the New York Times, cook vegan meals with his wife, and play with his 3 year old son Benjamin.

    About Heygood, Orr & Pearson
    Heygood Orr & Pearson (HOP) is a Dallas-based litigation firm that represents plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, consumer and class action cases. HOP has handled hundreds of wrongful death cases involving the opioid painkiller, fentanyl. HOP's fentanyl cases have included both product liability and medical malpractice cases. HOP has also handled hundreds of design-defect product liability cases against major table saw manufacturers. HOP is currently on the plaintiff's steering committee and has been appointed as class counsel in the Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" MDL pending the Northern District of California.

    Event Synopsis:
    Opiate addiction is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. In 2015, the five states with the highest mortality rates due to overdose were West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio and Rhode Island.

    Opiate abuse poses a serious threat to the American populace. It is, therefore, of utmost importance to address this issue now more than ever.

    This course offers an overview of the current data related to opiate addiction. A panel of thought leaders will discuss the driving factors of the rising opiate abuse and how the healthcare industry can help address this issue.

    In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
    Opiate Addiction in the US
    Heroin Use
    Key Factors Driving the Rise of Opiate Abuse
    The Role of Healthcare in Overdose Prevention
    Federal and Local Government Programs

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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