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Doctors and hospitals who negligently prescribe opioid painkillers to their patients may be at fault in the event of an overdose or death. If you or a loved one suffered an overdose as a result of prescribed use of opioid painkillers or other narcotics, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Despite warnings about the risk of improperly prescribing opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin), methadone, and fentanyl (Duragesic) to patients, many physicians fail to exercise caution when prescribing these drugs to patients.
Patients who are given too high of a dose, who are not proper candidates for opioid use or who are prescribed painkillers with too many other sedating medications may be at risk. When doctors fail to educate their patients about the proper use of these drugs, the danger is further increased.
Heygood, Orr & Pearson has extensive knowledge and experience in litigating cases involving overdoses from negligent painkiller prescribing. For example, our firm has tried and settled more cases involving the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patch than all other law firms in the country combined. Our lawyers have the experience necessary to represent patients or their families who have been the victims of opioid overprescription by doctors.
For a free legal consultation to find out if you are eligible to file a painkiller lawsuit, contact the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out the free case evaluation form on this page.