It's a Wonderful Life, If You Receive the Right Meds: A Discussion of Pharmaceutical Negligence

(670 Ratings)

Produced on: July 28, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Pharmaceutical malpractice is an often overlooked area of law, but one that deserves focus and examination. According to statistics, there were four billion - and counting - prescriptions filled at pharmacies in the United States last year. With the omnipresent direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising and the overprescribing of medications, these numbers should only increase. And, with the increase in the dispensing of medication, there will unfortunately be an increase in the attendant malpractice. This course, led by attorney Jason T. Brown, is a discussion of this growing area of law, complete with practice tips and foundational theory.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand history of pharmacists

II.   Distinguish the functions of the pharmacist versus the prescriber

III.  Recognize the different types of pharmaceutical negligence

IV.  Select a case and understand the expense of litigation

V.   Apply practical litigation tips

VI.  Identify trends in pharmaceutical litigation




Jason T. Brown

JTB Law Group

Jason T. Brown is a seasoned attorney who served as a Special Agent and Legal Advisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Mr. Brown is renowned nationwide for his legal acumen and has been bestowed such honors as Top 100 Trial Lawyer from The National Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and Top Rated Attorney for Class Actions and Mass Torts.  He is rated AV+ preeminent, the highest possible rating by Martindale Hubbell, and has received a perfect 10 out of 10 on AVVO.


He is a methodical and tenacious litigator who has a keen strategic eye and sixth sense for winning complex litigation.  Mr. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases against Merck for injuries allegedly caused from one of their products. After many years of hard fought litigation the case settled for $100,000,0000.


Mr. Brown has tried complex State and Federal lawsuits to verdict and has obtained settlements and judgments for the maximum relief allowed by law.  He has been appointed Lead Counsel in multi-million dollar class actions nationwide and has been and continues to be a pioneer in class action and mass tort litigation, blending solid foundational legal theory and practice with innovative, acrobatic, and tenacious strategy yielding remarkable results.


Mary B J.

Excellent presentation

David H.

good seminar

Lisa O.

Great presentation - very interesting and informative.


Excellent analogy and great presentation skills!

Alicia A.

Great presentation, excellent speaker.

Marvin C.

Lecturer is obviously interested in his topic, which makes a difference, and employs anecdotes

Adaline K.

Very interesting presentation.

Lisa S.

Very insightful!

Raymond A.

Very informative and stellar presentation.

Anne B.

I liked the use of examples from case law.

Gregory S.

Excellent course, it was very enjoyable to listen to and very informative.

Marilyn C.

Fact filled and entertaining. Good lawyer.

Michael D.

Good use of specific examples.

Dwayne R.

Very informative. I will definitely talk to my pharmacist more often. Thank you Jason.

Mark P.

Very good presentation!

Michael C.


D. Larry G.

One of the most interesting, informative and entertaining lectures from Lawline. Seemed to be a Whirlwind approach for the last half. I would have enjoyed hearing more about the topics discussed.

Richard C.

Extremely good presentation. Good substance i. Speaker as good as I've seen

connie b.

I have practiced law for 35+ years and this is one of best CLEs I have heard.

Judith M.

Good presentation and materials.

Sharon M.

Excellent speaker and he should do further cle's on elder care and drug prescribing issues. Very impressed.

Emma T.

Good course. Very informative. Could easily be longer.

Michael R.

Best presentation yet!

Matthew R.

I thought the speaker had a great presentation style and made the topic interesting and fun.

Deanna M.

My favorite CLE since I started taking CLE in 1999! This guy presented so well. His references were so engaging. His sense of humor was on point. I learned quite a bit!

Ogechukwu O.

presentation was excellent consider using him for all your courses, he was eloquent concise and clear

Kirl F.


Sandra K.

Excellent overview and presentation.

Loryn R.

entertaining nice use of movies

Rachel C.

Excellent presentation and fascinating material

Chukwuma U.


Michael R.

Highly informative, speaker had a good grasp on concepts and understanding on what goes on in a pharmacy and where a cause of action may be seen. Also, his jokes kept me entertained and engaged.

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