Medical malpractice expert witnesses may consult on issues involving medical negligence, healthcare providers malpractice, and medical malpractice litigation. In the news, PRWeb reports that overdoses from prescription painkillers kill an estimated 15,000 people each year in the US. Patients taking painkillers over a prolonged time often do not realize they will become addicted. The increase of overdose deaths has become a medical malpractice issue. Statistics show that approximately 40% of medical malpractice trials involve wrongful death. Personal injury attorney Richard P. Console Jr. believes dispensing powerful narcotics without regard for patient safety is “dangerous and absolutely careless.” Console is the founding and managing partner of the Philadelphia firm Console & Hollawell P.C.