Not only is addiction to prescription opioid medications on the rise, but so is the number of overdoses and deaths. If you or your family has experienced the tolling effects from the negligent action from drug distributors, hospitals, pharmacists, and physicians who allow the epidemic to Prescription Lawsuits against Medical Professionals continue the Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine is ready to fight for you. Don’t let an injury or death caused by an opioid overdose allow you to become another statistic.
Overdose from Opioids?
Opiates were intended as a prescription to be used for short term pain management, such as after surgical procedures or an accident. However, doctors have turned to opiate medications for general pain. Opiates don’t work well for every cause of pain. There are several situations where they are not appropriate for treatment. Several common mistreatment situations include chronic back pain, migraines, and fibromyalgia.
You and your family may be questioning what the intentions the doctors used to validate prescribing Opioids. It has been experienced those on prescription opiates for an extended period develop a tolerance to opiates. In hopes to solidify the pain, doctors increase the prescribed dosage. Leading to dependency and soon establishes addiction for the patient(s). How could medical professionals neglectfully increase the dosage of these highly addictive drugs? Medical professionals have a standard to recognize and report if substance abuse is occurring. However, they do nothing, allowing the addiction to grow. It is only a matter of time until the dosage is too much and so overwhelming an overdose occurs.
You should seek legal representation for your overdose if:
- You or your loved one was prescribed opioid medications by a medical professional
- Time of the prescription is not relevant
- You or a loved one experienced an opiate overdose
- An opiate overdose led to the death of your loved one
- Are/were Pregnant and prescribed Opiates
Why Lucas | Magazine to represent your Opiate Overdose?
Our Litigation and Trial team are led by Partner James L. Magazine. Jim is both a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyer. Our firm has the experience and resources to share your case to a jury at trial if necessary. To establish medical negligence at the fault of a doctor or hospital a medical expert is required to help prove there was a deviation from the standard of care. At the Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine we have medical professionals as part of our legal team, who utilize their knowledge and experience to recognize substandard care for our clients. Our team will review medical records for any hints of negligence.