Negligent Prescription of Narcotics Causing Death — Portland Attorneys
Many physicians freely prescribe opiate-based pain relievers such as OxyContin, Opana, Darvon and Demerol. Unfortunately, these drugs are highly addictive. If not carefully monitored, users can become physically dependent and suffer fatal overdoses.
If your loved one died from an overdose of a prescription painkiller that was prescribed by a doctor, you may have a legitimate claim for damages. At the medical malpractice law firm of Miller & Wagner, LLP, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Narcotic Pain Relievers and Medical Malpractice
Physicians have a responsibility to identify drug-seeking behavior and to avoid prescribing narcotic drugs to addicted patients. Unfortunately, some doctors overprescribe opiate-based pain relievers. The following are examples of practices that may be considered malpractice:
- Distributing drugs that were originally dispensed to other patients
- Prescribing narcotic drugs without coordinating treatment with other doctors treating the patient
- Prescribing drugs without doing enough tests
- Prescribing drugs to an addicted patient
- Prescribing the wrong dose of a dangerous narcotic
With more than 25 years of trial experience in medical malpractice, attorney Dave Miller knows how to investigate medical deaths and present evidence of negligent prescription of opiate pain relievers.
Prescription Error Lawyers Serving Bend, Eugene and Salem
Call 503-299-6116 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation about negligent prescription of narcotics causing death. Our Portland law firm represents clients throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.