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Front Page - Friday, October 20, 2017

Ward and Michel to present medical malpractice seminar




Chattanooga attorneys Alix Michel and David Ward - File photograph by David Laprad

David Ward and Alix Michel will present a medical malpractice seminar Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Mountain City Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost will be $55. Attendees will earn two hours of general CLE credit.

Ward and Michel are co-founders of Michel & Ward, a general practice law firm in Chattanooga.

Ward’s practice concentrates on medical malpractice litigation, nursing home litigation and drug and pharmaceutical issues.

Through his litigation practice, Ward became aware of the pattern in the medical community of prescribing opioids as the frontline medication for everyday pain. Ward has spoken about this problem and potential solutions to the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, the Tennessee Medical Association, the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association.

Additionally, Ward has authored and co-authored several articles on prescription drug diversion and spoken at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summits.

Michel also has a litigation practice, which is focused on professional malpractice, medical malpractice, product liability, trucking accidents and construction claims. His trial practice features an organ donation case tried on Court TV and other complex trials.

Michel also devotes a considerable amount of time to raising awareness of the prescription drug diversion epidemic. He has made presentations on the topic to the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association, the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, the Tennessee Medical Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and more.

Michel has also authored and co-authored several articles on prescription drug diversion and spoken at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer at the University of Miami School of Medicine on topics such as “HIV & Confidentiality of Records” and “Preparation for Depositions.”