Award-Winning Visual Studio Exposes Opioid Abuse Malpractice

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High Impact exposes how opioids are overprescribed.

This opioid addiction animation was created to highlight where the brain feels and responds to addiction and pain.

High Impact built this opioid addiction animation to highlight where the brain feels and responds to addiction and pain.

“We are determined to help attorneys highlight the damage caused by this opioid malpractice epidemic, so they can instill audiences with the knowledge needed to deter negligent conduct,” said High Impact CEO Jordan Halperin.

High Impact, LLC, is working with attorneys across the country to shed light on the shady practices through which doctors overprescribe opioids to their patients - which most recently resulted in the death of a 40-year-old woman in a monumental case the visual litigation studio helped win.

“We are determined to help attorneys highlight the damage caused by this opioid malpractice epidemic, so they can instill audiences with the knowledge needed to deter negligent conduct,” said High Impact CEO Jordan Halperin.

The most common medical error involved in these opioid abuse cases is failing to recognize obvious signs of opioid addiction, and then continuing to overprescribe higher doses of medication instead of addressing the patient’s addiction. The impact of this decision can severely disrupt the patient’s brain and, if left unchecked, may ultimately result in the patient’s death.

One way to discourage opioid abuse malpractice is to expose how it’s happening, demonstrate how easily it can be avoided, and educate jurors on why they need to send a clear message that neglecting patients who suffer from opioid addiction won’t be tolerated and must be punished.

High Impact recently helped expose one of these types of opioid abuse malpractice cases after a doctor ignored a woman’s obvious signs of addiction and continued overprescribing higher doses and varieties of pain medication until she died. The Voirst Law Firm needed to show why the Doctor should have clearly recognized that his patient was suffering from opioid addiction. High Impact built a visual timeline to flag each of these risk factors as they stacked up and went ignored for months. The case was successfully negotiated for a significant amount, as reported in the Denver Post.

Other applications of High Impact’s work in opioid cases include showing the massive uptick in medications a patient had been prescribed over time, comparing the right decisions a doctor could have made versus the wrong decisions that ended in a horrible outcome, visually stacking up risk factors that contributed to disaster, and mapping out the neuropsychological impact opioids had on a patient’s brain. In addition to opioid-related cases, High Impact has and continues to provide attorneys with a wide range of custom visual solutions that are strategically used in trials to illustrate different facets of medical malpractice cases.

High Impact is the nation’s leading visual litigation studio, providing illustrations, animations, and interactive presentations for the top law firms across all 50 states. Their award-winning team of visual strategists, artists, doctors, and developers build and customize visual strategies for any case involving personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle collisions, and environmental law – and have helped win some of the biggest, most high-profile verdicts and settlements in the country.

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Micah Kohne
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