Norton & Norton, P.C.
Schedule Your Free Consultation : Call 816-558-0991
In This Section

When medical malpractice contributes to or causes drug addiction

Doctors routinely prescribe strong analgesics to treat patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. These drugs provide patients with immediate relief, ensuring that they can continue working and taking care of their families. Unfortunately, analgesics containing opioids often lead to an unexpected but potentially deadly side effect that we all know as addiction.

Most patients appreciate the relief opioids provide but if they become addicted, their once orderly lives often dissolve into chaos and misery. Overprescribing by physicians is one such way this terrible addiction can occur. Once they realize they are addicted, many victims wonder if they can seek a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor or facility responsible for overprescribing.

Our response to this is yes, in some cases. In fact, victims in some states, including Missouri, are already involved in medical malpractice suits. The main foundation of these lawsuits revolves around certain claims drug manufacturers have made regarding their opioid products. For example, manufacturers routinely play up the benefits of their medicines while downplaying potential risks like drug addiction.

Sadly, we have seen the devastating consequences that come with prescription drug addiction. Often, victims who become addicted lose their jobs, their families and their self-respect, all because they suffered from pain.

We cannot say whether your unique situation qualifies you for a medical malpractice suit for any losses you suffered due to opioid addiction. What we can do is suggest a consultation with a medical malpractice law firm. This way, you can discover all of the legal options at your disposal.

Continue exploring our website if you need to learn more about medical malpractice claims.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Personal Injury Trial Attorneys Since 1952

Email Us For A Response

Have You Been Injured? We Would Like To Help!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Norton & Norton, P.C.
6000 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64118

Toll Free: 866-251-5423
Phone: 816-454-5800
Fax: 816-454-5016
Kansas City Law Office Map