Dozens of opioid painkillers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the U.S. Although most of these drugs are sold in the form of pills or tablets, many are available in the form of a liquid or syrup, skin patch, and even a lollipop.
While narcotic painkillers play an important role in the treatment of pain, when these drugs are prescribed improperly, they could place patients at risk of side effects from an overdose. In the most severe cases, a painkiller overdose can lead to respiratory depression, causing death.
If you or a loved one have been injured after taking prescription painkillers, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. To receive a free consultation from a lawyer about your case, contact the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by completing the free case evaluation form located on this page.
Here is a comprehensive list of some of the opioid painkillers that you may have taken:
|Generic Name||Brand Name|
|Codeine||Fioricet with Codeine|
|Fiorinal with Codeine|
|Phenaphen with Codeine|