Methadone Treatment for Addiction: Can the cure be worse than the disease?

Published by Minnesota Association for Justice


Summary

Opiate addiction is on the rise across America and it is becoming a big problem. Simple pain treatments can grow into serious addictions and even illicit drug use. One of the main ways that addiction is treated is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT). Methadone treatment, which involves doling out a Schedule II narcotic to replace other more harmful addictive drugs, has its own pitfalls that attorneys should look out for. This presentation will address some of the dangers specific to methadone treatment and issues that commonly arise when methadone clinics depart from accepted standards of care.

Presenters
Patrick Stoneking
Pat Stoneking is a medical malpractice and personal injury trial attorney in Minnesota at the national firm of Robins Kaplan LLP. In October of 2012, Pat joined the litigation team in the methadone-related case of Lingren and Gamache v. Pinnacle Recovery Services PSC, in which a methadone-impaired driver killed two young county employees on the roads of Minnesota. The Lingren matter resulted for the first time in a Minnesota court recognizing a methadone clinic’s legal duty to the members of the...More

Originally Published

August 23, 2017


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  • Methadone Treatment for Addiction: Can the cure be worse than the disease? - Video
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