Patients Always Run The Risk Of Pain Medication Overdose
Prescription pain medication must be prescribed and managed carefully or patients run the risk of overdose. Doctors who are negligent in prescribing and administering pain medication may be held liable for the injury or wrongful death of their patients.
If you have suffered or lost a loved one due to pain medication overdose, the attorneys at The Lawrence Firm, PSC, can help you pursue compensation for your losses. We provide experienced representation and strong advocacy for medical malpractice victims throughout northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Covington medical malpractice attorney. We have law offices in Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pain Medication Overdose
Pain medications such as oxycodone, Demerol, Darvocet, morphine and codeine are difficult to manage for several reasons, including the following:
- Pain medications can be highly addictive.
- Patients often develop tolerance to pain medication, causing them to need more of the drug to alleviate pain.
- Pain medication can be dangerous when mixed with other medications or with certain types of food.
- Excessive pain medication can lead to overdose or death.
There is often a stigma associated with pain medication overdose. In fact, most people who suffer from pain medication addiction need the medicine to cope with excruciating pain. Doctors who prescribe pain medication carelessly are putting their patients’ lives at risk. At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we are experienced in helping victims of pain medication errors and their families recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We have more than 40 years of experience serving clients injured by pain medication errors or other forms of medical malpractice throughout the areas of Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
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If you have lost a loved one due to a pain medication overdose and you suspect that medical malpractice may have been to blame, our lawyers are here to help you explore your legal options. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange your free consultation.