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More Than a Drug Store: Litigating Pharmaceutical Liability Claims

Streams live on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:00pm EST

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Insurance Health Care

Course Description

Pharmacy practice is unique in the healthcare space. The pharmacist is not a physician, and many people do not even consider the pharmacist’s role in the continuum of care - and yet, there is no margin of error for pharmacy practitioners. The pharmacist stands between the patient and their physician, as well as the drug manufacturers and insurance providers. This can create issues in the duty to warn, and also complicate questions of liability when an error is made in the pharmacy. 

Historically, the pharmacy has been a self-regulated profession, and it can be confusing to understand how different healthcare regulations, as well as more traditional tort law, claims, apply to the practice. This program, presented by Alexis A. Adams, will discuss what happens when a patient is injured due to pharmacy errors and/or negligence, including the available causes of action and defenses, and analyze the overlap between federal and state regulations and traditional tort practice in pharmaceutical liability claims. 

This program will benefit both plaintiff and defense attorneys litigating pharmacy malpractice lawsuits.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify available causes of action and defenses in a pharmacy malpractice claim
  2. Discuss the interplay of federal and state regulations on pharmacy
  3. Analyze the varying views of pharmacy practice in different jurisdictions and discuss how this may affect available claims in a malpractice or product liability suit
  4. Review pharmacy procedure and the pharmacy’s role in a patient’s health care and treatment 

Credit Information

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Faculty

Alexis Adams

Curney, Farmer, House & Osuna P.C.

Alexis earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Latin from Texas A&M University in College Station where she graduated cum laude in 2004. She then worked as a paralegal for several years specializing in intellectual property. In 2012, she graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. At St. Mary’s, she was a brief writer for Moot Court and served on the Law Journal for two years. Alexis was also a tutor for Federal Civil Procedure and Contracts. She was also invited to Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society. She continued to work as a paralegal and law clerk while she attended law school.

In 2010, Alexis moved from intellectual property law to insurance defense and civil litigation. She has extensive experience in medical and pharmacy malpractice, premises liability, product liability, as well as motor vehicle and trucking accidents. She has presented to clients on these topics on several occasions. Alexis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Society of Pharmacy Law, San Antonio Bar Association, and Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, LGBT Bar Association (National and San Antonio), among others. She is licensed in all Texas state courts as well as the Eastern and Western District of Texas (federal).

In her spare time, Alexis enjoys spending time with her family and playing the violin with the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra. At times, she also volunteers with the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice.

Bar Admissions:

Texas