The family of Tyler Skaggs issued a heartbreaking statement, saying the young Angels star’s drug-related death was “completely out of character with someone who worked so hard to become a major league baseball player.”

Sadly, though, opioid abuse and hard work are not mutually exclusive.

Harry Nelson, attorney and author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain, joined Evening Beat anchor Amrit Singh to discuss this tragedy in light of our country’s overarching opioid crisis, and to offer analysis on the sorts of liability and judgments we’re likely to see for pharmaceutical companies in light of the landmark $572 million dollar ruling against Johnson & Johnson in Oklahoma.