Understanding Doctor Liability
If a doctor prescribes opioids for pain or pain management, he/she must have a good reason, and they must also be confident that her patient can handle such a prescription. A doctor should not be prescribing opioids to addicted patients and should always be on the lookout for any signs of addiction. Signs of addiction may include excessive sweating, physical changes, mood swings, sensitivity to pain and shaking. If a doctor neglects to look for these symptoms or simply ignores them, he/she could be liable for the damages that result.
Commonly prescribed opioids include:
Is the Drug Company Liable?
In some cases, drug companies may be liable for creating unnecessarily dangerous drugs. Drug companies may be liable for creating and selling opioids that are dangerous to consumers. If a particular drug is not adequately labeled, lacks appropriate warnings, contains manufacturing defects, or is unnecessarily dangerous, the drug company may be liable for the addiction or damage the drug inflicts on consumers and their families.
If you or someone you love became addicted to or died from opioids prescribed by a negligent doctor or pharmacy, or created by a careless pharmaceutical company, you may have a claim. Contact The Simon Law Firm, P.C. to schedule a free consultation.